Mercedes Rich (August 13th, 2020)

Known widely for “Throne Room”, Kim Walker Smith of Jesus Culture is set to release new album, Wild Heart on August 14th. Track one speaks volumes to the combination of worship music and contemporary Christian music. With deep, rich vocals and instrumentals to pair well with them this track is not one easily forgotten. This song discusses the theme of praising God even in the desert.

The second song on the album, “Wild Heart” explores the deeper meaning and powerfulness of waiting on the Lord. The beautiful and melodic vocals add in a thick layer to the song that brings new meaning to the phrase beauty in simplicity. Moving on to the third song on the album, this track explores different vocal ranges as well as experimentation with different vocal techniques. The Lord meeting us where we’re at and that no matter how far we stray he will always be there to guide us back home is a huge take away from this song.

Track 4 starts out with more of a contemporary worship feel that you would hear from somewhere like Elevation or Jesus Culture. this song very much sounds like the new “Holy Spirit” that came out a couple years ago, with a twist of a new musical sound. Skipping ahead to track eight on the album, this song has a beautiful piano melody with vocals to match. “Though I may fear, you hold my trembling heart” is a lyric found throughout the song and is a phrase that we should remember in our culture today. The world is filled with fear but the Lord holds our heart and will guide us His way if we ask Him to. Starting off track 10 with a driving beat and eclectic sounding intro, this song is sure to dominate the Christian charts. This song brings up the true importance of everything, Jesus Christ.

Ending off Wild Heart on a slower note, track 12 is a song for reflection and worship that truly embodies the meaning of a Christian worship song. Kim Walker-Smith does not disappoint with her newest album, Wild Heart If you are a fan of Jesus Culture, worship music, and Christian contemporary stations, this album will be one to add to your playlist. Available everywhere August 14th.

Rating: 4.8/5

Released: August 14, 2020

Label: Sparrow Records

Track Listing:

  1. Stones (6:48)
  2. Come Through ( 10:10)
  3. Wild Heart (4:54)
  4. Breathing Room (7:15)
  5. Simple Days (5:41)
  6. Returning (8:49)
  7. You’ll Always Be (6:35)
  8. Only You (4:48)
  9. Protector (6:48)
  10. Already Have (Bear’s Song) (4:48)
  11. Just To Have You (4:55)
  12. Just Be (7:12)

12 Tracks, 78:43

Buy on iTunes

More from Kim Walker-Smith:

  • Everything (with Chris Quilala and Melissa How) (2006)
  • We Cry Out (with Chris Quilala and Melissa How) (2007)
  • Your Love Never Fails (with Chris Quilala and Melissa How) (2008)
  • Here Is My Song (2008)
  • Here Is Love (with Bethel Church featuring Chris Quilala & Kristene Mueller) (2009)
  • Consumed (with Chris Quilala and Melissa How) (2009)
  • My Passion EP (with Chris Quilala and Jesus Culture) (2010)
  • Come Away (with Chris Quilala and Jesus Culture) (2010)
  • Awakening (with Chris Quilala and Jesus Culture) (2011)
  • Live from New York (with Chris Quilala, Martin Smith, and Jesus Culture) (2012)
  • Still Believe (2013)
  • Home with Skyler Smith (2013)
  • Unstoppable Love (with Chris Quilala and Jesus Culture) (2014)
  • When Christmas Comes (2014)
  • Let It Echo (2016)
  • On My Side (2017)
  • Wild Heart (2020)

Visit Kim Walker-Smith’s Official Site Here