Overview Following his 2006 RIAA Gold-certified record, See the Morning, Chris Tomlin?s fifth studio release, Hello Love, communicates what he describes as the ?need to introduce ourselves to love again.? Produced by Ed Cash (Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Bebo Norman), the record endeavors to give voice to the Church to worship their Creator. Songs including ?Love,? ?God of This City,? ?Sing, Sing, Sing,? and ?I Will Rise,? are already impacting worshippers across the globe, as Tomlin debuts his new music on Passion?s first ever world tour. The project?s first single ?Jesus Messiah? is finding a home among American listeners as well, receiving more adds its debut week than any other single in Christian radio history. It?s no wonder that Tomlin continues to be the most-sung artist in churches around the world.
Record Label Sixstepsrecords
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.92" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.21 lbs.
Release Date Sep 2, 2008
Publisher EMI CMG Distribution
I first became a fan of Chris Tomlin with the purchase of his CD "Arriving". "Your Grace Is Enough" is my favorite spiritual inspiration song and Chris' version didn't dissapoint.
I've been wanting to purchase his new CD "Hello Love" ever since its release and it was so much worth the wait.
There are several songs on this CD which are powerful worship anthems. The musical production with the eventual merging of choir backups sent chills down my spine and made me feel very strong in faith.
"I Will Rise" is such a song, just the type of worship anthem I listen to when feeling very weak and stressed. "My Deliverer" and "Exalted" are also such examples of Chris+Choir worship. "Love" with the accompanying choir and its upbeat message of how important love is very inspirational.
However, I also like upbeat rock and roll worship tunes and Chris does not dissapoint on this CD! "Sing, Sing, Sing" is an uplifting sing your heart out to God inspiration which is great spiritual food for the soul. My favorite tune on this CD is "You Lifted Me Out". It's an upbeat, fast driving, rock and roll tune that emphasizes God's ability to help us carry on. Uh, just be careful if you're listening to this one while driving to work and such. I wondered why all the other cars were moving slower at first. :) The song's an adrenaline pumper!
My second favorite tune "Jesus Messiah" is a mid-tempo worship tune that makes me want to stand and clench my fists in faith. The background vocals compliment Chris' voice and blend together so well.
I like most forms of music, but have only recently delved into Contemporary Christian and am so grateful I found it. Many of the tunes have as great harmony, production, and instrumentation as much of today's other type of music. The accompanying lyrics are powerful.
Thanks Chris for giving us such a great inspirationl gift through your music!
cbelli Apr 8, 2010
Love, love, love Chris Tomlin! This CD is amazing. Saw him at his Glory on the Highest concert in December. He is humble and inspiring, so you know that every song is from his heart and a true testament to his faith. He loves God and it comes through in his songs.
Meh --> Okay, I was impatient Jan 6, 2010
This is my first Chris Tomlin album and I'm not that impressed or moved. Hello Love doesn't really hold my attention and kinda fades into the background while it's on fairly quickly. There doesn't seem to be much to the tunes or the lyrics. If I could I'd give this 2.5 stars, but I'm rounding down because I think some people have severely overrating this record.
To give you an idea where I'm coming from I really love Casting Crowns & Phil Wickhams latest albums.
I was inpatient; I'll go with 3.5 (round down to 3); it gets better with repeated listens. =)
Hello Love goosebumps Nov 22, 2009
First time I heard this song: Love (with Watoto Children's Choir) I got goosebumps, and immediatly I knew that I have to buy it. I also love the song God of this City.
It got lost.. Nov 14, 2009
I bought this CD for my dad and he hasnt listened to it since he first opened it on his birthday & listened to it.. SO therefore it is now lost in his huge collection of Gospel music.. do not know where it went to.. I guess that says something about the album..