Singer and songwriter Chris Tomlin released his debut studio project, Not to Us, in September 2002. Known for his work on WOW Worship and Passion: Our Love Is Loud, Tomlin offers listeners pop- and rock-influenced praise & worship. Lyrically, the ten songs focus on Tomlin's conviction that God is the center of everything. When asked about the release and its purpose, Tomlin says, "God is a mystery beyond our comprehension. We can't figure God out. He won't be boxed in. He's bigger than all our questions and bigger than our answers...People are not meant to be worshiped because we're always going to mess up. Our culture longs to ascribe value to so many things that aren't of God, so anytime we can focus on God, and through that help people do the same, we're doing what we were put here for. And that's a powerful thing" (Sparrow Records). Musically, the album contains a live sound, resembling Tomlin's work on Passion: Our Love Is Loud. And while the album does not uniquely set itself apart from other worship projects, it is a strong and accessible collection of songs. Tracks include "Famous One," "Wonderful Maker," and "Come, Let Us Worship."
|Label:||Six Step Records|
Performance CreditsChris Tomlin Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Danielle Carson Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Jesse Reeves Bass
Technical CreditsDave Doherty Composer
Matt Bronleewe Producer
Grant Cunningham Executive Producer
Jan Cook Art Direction
Sam Gibson Producer,Engineer
Louie Giglio Executive Producer
Benji Peck Art Direction
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
That's what I call it, The White Album, just because the CD cover is almost completely white except for a little picture of Chris Tomlin in the middle. I love this album! Many of the songs on it I was used to singing in church, mellower than some of his more current records, which are also fantastic however, and just very worshipful and soothing! I love everything this artist does, but this one is my absolute favorite.