‘Casting Crowns’ new album debuts at No. 2

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by Kendra Germany

Staff writer

Christian music’s top-selling group Casting Crowns’ fifth studio album “Come to the Well” doesn’t disappoint fans thirsty for more.

“Come to the Well” was released on Oct. 18, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Charts.

Casting Crowns is a Grammy and Dove Award-winning Christian band. Since the band’s formation in 1999, they have released five studio albums, four of which debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Charts.

Every Casting Crowns album is well produced and beautifully written, and “Come to the Well” is no exception.

Out of the 12 songs on the album, there is not one song that couldn’t succeed as a single.

The first song worthy of praise is “The Well.” This is a great song that has the signature Casting Crowns sound. The music is beautifully played, and the lyrics are well written.

Lead singer Mark Hall writes all of the songs. Hall does an excellent job of telling a story with his songwriting.

The song “Just Another Birthday” is a great example of the storytelling in the writing.

The song is about a girl whose father isn’t around and never sends her gifts or even calls on her birthday.

Then she gets pregnant, and the baby’s father has left. The girls asks, “Jesus can you hear me? Come and heal my brokenness. Put the pieces back together and be a father to the fatherless.” Then the next verse tells of the next birthday and how happy she is with her daughter.

Casting Crowns is an all-around awesome band. Their music is great, and their message is even greater. “Come to the Well” is definitely an album worth checking out.

 

'Casting Crowns' fifth studio album "Come to the Well" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Charts. (Photo from uscatix.com)