Matthew West, "My Own Little World"

Track Review
3.5

Matthew West is a gifted songwriter whose work has been recorded by a who's who of country and Christian music acts-Rascal Flatts, Jo Dee Messina, Mark Schultz and Point of Grace-in addition to penning his own hits. "My Own Little World" is the first offering from "The Story of Your Life," a powerful new album of songs written from letters his audience submitted to his website. The song speaks of moving outside of one's comfort zone and encourages sensitivity to the needs of others-a potent message, wrapped in a vibrant musical package that's pure sonic delight. While most message-oriented songs often sound preachy and condescending, that's not the case here. Instead, West shines a light on his own soul in a musical wake-up call that's both poignant and entertaining.

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