Release Date: August 27th 2021
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
- Wouldn’t Change A Thing
One of the latest signings to worship label Integrity Music, Steph Alessi Muiña is an artist who is a breath of fresh air. Revitalising, reinvograting, healing and comforting, I thought that I wouldn’t know what to write about this up-and-coming artist, simply because she is new and there’s not much online about her. But you know how sometimes the best songs are the songs that just speak for itself? That’s the case with the new single “Wouldn’t Change A Thing”. There’s hardly any information online about Steph, nor any story behind the song. For a new artist, I’d say Steph’s digital footprint is almost non-existent. But there’s this song. And maybe that’s all we need in times like these.
My songs are a mirror to my journey with the Lord. I don’t hide but use them [the songs] to process what I am learning, figuring out, and going through. I started writing and journalling songs as a child when I went through a time of loneliness and developed a close relationship with the Lord. I think this is where I learned how to process my emotions. Songwriting was and is like therapy to me. During a time I thought I’d be set back due to everything going on, it actually really accelerated me forward and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. My testimony and my journey lined up with the timing of Integrity Music and I’m so honored by the opportunity to put my songs out there and have an incredible team partnering with me to help people hear them and be ministered to by them.
In a time like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a song like “Wouldn’t Change A Thing” brightens the spirits and calms the soul. For apart from a press release from CCM Magazine; there isn’t any information about Steph and the song. But one listen to this release and you’ll find that the power of Steph’s voice and her songwriting ability alone is reason enough for us to stand up and take notice of her burgeoning popularity within the worship market. With the song being a praise anthem of thankfulness and gratitude to our Father in Heaven for everything He’s done for us, even when we feel like nothing is going right; the melody also speaks about trusting in God and in His promises even when we can’t see what’s ahead of us. As Steph fervently and powerfully proclaims that ‘…You made everything better, just like You promised You would, You turned my mourning to dancing, Jesus, Your love is so good…’, we are met with a young woman of God so secure, unwavering and strong in her faith. Sure, there are other songs like “When The Waters Rise” (Casey Darnell) and “Promises” (both versions by Sanctus Real and 7eventh Time Down) that cover this topic of trusting in God quite well… but there’s something about this worship song, that makes me want to press replay. And so, as we eagerly wait for Steph Alessi Muiña’s debut EP to release… how about we hear this melody again and again until it sinks in? Would we change a thing about our past if we could? Or do we trust God no matter what?
RIYL: Kari Jobe, Meredith Andrews, Matt Redman, Crowder, Pat Barrett, Chris Tomlin, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey