Release Date: August 10th 2018
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
- Stand In Your Love
If you would have to pick one song that would be the breakout track of 2018- I reckon it’d have to be Bethel Music’s “Reckless Love”, penned and originally recorded by Cory Asbury. The hit song was, and is, so successful that it has been covered by many artists (inclusive of both Cimorelli and Anthony Evans, which we reviewed here and here!), and won a coveted spot on WOW Hits 2019; and that is no easy feat, as WOW hasn’t ever given a song spot to an artist from Bethel Music. That’s how powerful “Reckless Love” is and maybe will be into the coming months and years. Fast forward from January this year til now, and I reckon, no I believe, that the world has found its next “Reckless Love”, even if we all don’t quite know it yet. Bethel Music recently released “Stand In Your Love” featuring the vocals of Josh Baldwin, and though I reckon the southern rock elements and country atmosphere may make this song less of a hit than what I may have initially thought; it’s nonetheless an impacting track and surely one that will provide healing and comfort for all who listen. As Josh ardently bares his heart and soul, and sings with raw emotion; I can’t help but be amazed at this inspiring melody- and a song that I would gladly put on max on iTunes, open up the windows, and yell out with joy and celebration.
As Josh fervently and passionately reiterates across vibrant synth and skilfully played electric guitar that ‘…my fear doesn’t stand a chance when I stand in Your love…’, we are met with an honest prayer, reminding ourselves that we will never lose because we are in the midst of Jesus, standing on His promises. Such a simple concept, yet one that still needs to be mentioned over and over until we fully grasp the enormity of Jesus being with us; multiple listens give me chills, and literally no words as I am immersed in a worshipful moment that can only be described as God-breathed and Holy Spirit-inspired. You know those songs that you can’t find words for because you know they’re that good? This is one of those times- so listen to this song and be amazed, as that’s all I can say.
“Stand In Your Love” will be big the rest of this year and in 2019. That’s not a prediction, but I reckon a fact (that hasn’t come true yet!). While many won’t know Josh Baldwin, they will now- and I think that his next studio album will be massive too. So before everyone else gets on the bandwagon, why don’t you jump on now? I promise you, listening to “Stand In Your Love” over and over will be worth it!
RIYL: Cory Asbury, Matt Maher, Matt Redman, Paul Baloche, Jeremy Riddle