Barfield is a newcomer of incredible depth and substance who looks sure to be one of this year's breakthrough artists in the Christian industry.
Barfield is a newcomer of incredible depth and substance who looks sure to be one of this year's breakthrough artists in the Christian industry. He has a warm, textured voice and easy-going conversational style that draws the listener into his meaty lyrics. The North Carolina preacher's son wrote or co-wrote every cut on this collection. "My Heart Goes Out" is a shimmering anthem about offering hope to someone in need. "Pictures of the Past" is a cleverly written, uptempo treatise on forgiveness. Other highlights include the poignant ballad "Grace," the buoyant "Beautiful Broken World" and the acoustic love song "10 Hours." Equal parts Steven Curtis Chapman and James Taylor with a dash of Springsteen, Barfield is a world-class singer/songwriter on the brink of impacting the world.—DEP