What If We

What If We

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by Brandon Heath
     
 

Were it not for the surprise hit "I'm Not Who I Was," Nashville-based singer/songwriter Brandon Heath would have had trouble getting his underwhelming debut, Don't Get Comfortable, noticed by the masses, let alone garner enough attention to earn him a Dove award for New Artist of the Year -- one of CCM's highest honors.See more details below

Overview

Were it not for the surprise hit "I'm Not Who I Was," Nashville-based singer/songwriter Brandon Heath would have had trouble getting his underwhelming debut, Don't Get Comfortable, noticed by the masses, let alone garner enough attention to earn him a Dove award for New Artist of the Year -- one of CCM's highest honors. The feat was unexpected, but it appears to have given Heath new traction to go back to basics and focus on what he really is: an unassuming folk-pop tunesmith, much like a young Bebo Norman. The result of that reevaluation is What If We, a disc that expounds on the easygoing nature of "I'm Not Who I Was" and Heath's knack for Everyman observations, which he sets to an uncomplicated, acoustic pop backdrop. Heath's vocal friendliness and melodic pleasantries go a long way in asserting his guy-next-door persona, never more evident than in the delightfully self-effacing "Wait and See," where he openly admits that God "is not finished with me yet." Heath is a fellow traveler, a work in progress, as much in need of divine perspective ("Give Me Your Eyes"), affection ("London"), and a sense of belonging ("When I'm Alone") as the next person. In this sense, Heath is ahead of -- or, depending on one's point of view, behind -- the Christian music contingent that explains away all of life's problems by the end of a three-minute single. As open-ended as its title, What If We is far from having all the answers -- and for that matter, it's all too staid to reinvent the CCM wheel -- but it's likable and faith-assuring enough to further establish Heath as a singer/songwriter on the rise.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2008
Label:
Reunion
UPC:
0602341012720
catalogNumber:
10127
Rank:
77752

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Performance Credits

Brandon Heath   Primary Artist
Steve Mason   Guitar
David Angell   Strings
John Catchings   Strings
David Davidson   Strings
Brent Milligan   Bass
Mike Smith   Drums
Charlie Lowell   Keyboards
Dan Muckala   Keyboards
Matt Odmark   Guitar
Chuck Butler   Bass,Guitar
Claire Indie   Strings
Jeremy Lutito   Drums
Gabe Ruschival   Bass
Zach Casebolt   Strings

Technical Credits

Jess Cates   Composer
Dan Haseltine   Composer
Charlie Lowell   Composer
Terry Hemmings   Executive Producer
Dan Muckala   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Matt Odmark   Composer
Christy Nockels   Composer
Tim Parker   Art Direction
Andrew Mendelson   Mastering
Brandon Heath   Composer
Nate Campany   Composer

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