For those that don’t know, MercyMe is a Christian rock/pop band out of Texas who have been tearing up the Christian charts since 2001. You might know them and not know it. Back in 2001, they had a crossover hit to mainstream radio with the song “I Can Only Imagine”. This was the song that introduced me to the band and has made me a fan ever since.
Back on March 31, 2017, MercyMe has brought us their 8th studio album (this does not include the 6 independent releases they had before signing with a major label). Their new album ‘Lifer’ has another batch of catchy songs that celebrate Christ, and life in general, but in a way that does not feel preachy. It actually feels fun and not slammed down your throat. ‘Lifer’ is really a party album that will make you dance, celebrate and might actually make you feel good.
With the way modern radio is, we probably won’t see another Christian crossover song and that is a crying shame. I preach about this on every Christian album I review. The mainstream media won’t play Christian music because it is taboo for some reason. They feel Christian music should be relegated to the Christian only radio stations. My problem with that is people are missing good music…sorry…GREAT MUSIC!!! Who cares if the topic is God or Jesus or anything Christian. The message is way better than the crap that is being played right now. The world could use a little positivity right about now. It is always doom and gloom. Sorry…Got off topic there for a second. Please forgive me.