Manchester Attack

All Things New

As the title of this collection suggests, there's a freshness and exuberance permeating every track here.

As the title of this collection suggests, there's a freshness and exuberance permeating every track here. Chapman sounds like a newcomer who is throwing all his passion into the process—rather than the veteran he is, releasing his 14th album. Particularly infectious is the funky "Only Getting Started," which benefits from the signature guitar licks of Jonny Lang. The title track is a celebration of the way God continually renews. "Last Day on Earth" is a thought-provoking ballad about living life to the fullest. "What Now," "Angels Wish" and "Much of You" showcase the songwriting skills that have made Chapman the Gospel Music Assn.'s most-awarded artist with 47 Dove Awards. With this release, Chapman continues to dig deep into his creative well. The end result entertains in an uplifting and deeply meaningful way.—DEP