Kyle Sherman's Hear Me CD is hard to put into a specific genre. At first I thought it was bad mid-80s CCM, then I thought it was country Christian, then southern gospel. Then I realized it was not for me. At all.
There are twelve tracks on this CD and they are all musically different from each other. They are pretty laid back and relaxed (no, Demon Hunter fans, this is not for you). Lyrically the songs really did remind me of mid-80s CCM, when everything was simple and bubblegum. Today's younger generation wants songs with deeper meaning.
This album would be perfect for older people.
Unfortunately I'd give it a 2 star rating. While Kyle has a nice voice and is easy to listen to, there's nothing in this to set it apart.
This album was provided for review by Fly By Promotions
Fort Worth-based singer-songwriter Kyle Sherman recently signed on as the flagship artist to brand new label RayLynn Records, an opportunity that presented itself during a time period when a record deal wasn't even on his radar.
"It's crazy how God works," Kyle says. 'Five years ago, I pushed pretty hard to do my own thing as a singer-songwriter, but every well I approached would dry up. It clearly wasn't the right time." So Kyle continued on a path of leading worship, taking a full-time role as worship leader at Lifechurch.TV's Fort Worth campus under the leadership of renowned pastor/author Craig Groeschel.
Just 3-years later Kyle made it back to Nashville, pouring his heart into a microphone at Sony studio with veteran producer and country singer-songwriter Mark Collie making his first album. God is faithful. Hear Me, the result of those sessions, is an eclectic and authentic mix of rootsy, southern soul.