Release Date: May 15th 2020
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
- My Future
Ginny Owens is one of today’s most respected and prolific Christian songwriters and singers, but if any of you aren’t familiar with how Ginny’s story can be such an inspiration to each one of us; then let me point you all to my review of the 2016 album Love Be The Loudest where I outlined in the introduction, about Ginny’s hardships. Ginny is blind, which obviously makes our ‘hardships’ sound like nothing; yet this ‘setback’ hasn’t stopped her from creating inspiring and thought-provoking songs for us to be blessed by- doing what God has called her to do. Losing her sight at a very young age is probably a very scary thing to go through; yet you couldn’t and wouldn’t know the hardships she faces just from listening to her heartfelt and personal songs. But as you watch her videos about how she sees the world and how she does everyday things, then your admiration for Ginny will undoubtedly increase. She has determination and tenacity beyond any other person I know of, and as Ginny makes lemonades out of the sourest lemon possible; she has also has decided that every time she releases a stellar and poignant album, not to let the devil win, and she has proved that God can turn adversity around for His glory.
Ginny released a few new singles over the past few years in “Remind Me”, “Stand With Me”, “Magnified” and “Echo” which speak about asking God to remind us of His goodness and faithfulness every time we forget and lose our way (“Remind Me”); about standing together as believers and supporting each other in whatever issues we face (“Stand With Me”); about lifting God’s name up and magnifying Him above any other (“Magnified”); and letting our lives be a representation and echo of what Christ has done for each of us (“Echo”). And as Ginny has now unveiled yet another single in “My Future”- co-written with Tyrus Morgan and Fluerie; of which could actually be the next song of a yet to be named new studio album to be released in the near or far future; we are met with a laid back piano led ballad, as Ginny passionately relays to us a reflective and contemplate prayer and worship anthem- letting our Father know that our lives are completely dedicated to Him from now on. As Ginny emphatically relays that ‘…I lay down my life and I lift up my eyes to Jesus, my future, Your presence, my peace, beyond the horizon, You’re the hope that’s in front of me, Jesus my future…’; Ginny earnestly reminds us that our lives are not our own- that they belong to Jesus and as such as ought to serve Him for the rest of our days if we are truly grateful for the sacrifice on the cross that He endured. As a token of our gratitude and thanks, our life should reflect the Author and Perfector of our faith, and Ginny’s melody is a simple yet effective melody essentially giving our lives back to God, and reminding us all that everything on this earth is God’s anyway, and we are just stewards until God calls us to heaven in the future.
Ginny Owens’ latest single “My Future” is uplifting and encouraging and is bountiful in passion and lyrical genius, as Ginny encourages us to remember that God deserves all of the praise and the glory because of creation and everything He’s done and yet to do. Reminding me vocally of artists like Nicole C Mullen, Dara Maclean and Plumb; “My Future” is a track made for reflection and personal mediation, as we continue to grasp and understand that our lives are meant to be shared with others and meant to reflect Jesus in every way and every day- as He is our future! Well done Ginny for such a personal, emotional, and refreshing melody that has me excited for what you have in store next! How about the rest of you guys? Are you a Ginny Owens fan like myself? Who’s counting down the days until the next Ginny Owens’ song/EP/album?
RIYL: Plumb, Moriah Peters, Kerrie Roberts, Rebecca St. James, Dara Maclean, Nicole C. Mullen