I owe Britt Nicole an apology.
I judged her prematurely. Initially I thought her music was meaningless, kitschy, pop, playing dress up with the lyrics so she’d come across as ”Christian”. I’ve spent quite some time carefully and intentionally listening to her sophomore album, The Lost Get Found. And now, I shamefully retract my original judgements. In fact, you can often catch me jamming out to Britt Nicole while driving my boys around in the Swagger Wagon.
Yes, she is definitetively POP in genre.
Yes, the tween/teen audience would love her.
And no, this probably isn’t the album you’d pack if being sent to a deserted island.
But, we all need a little variety in our musical libraries, right?
To sum it up, here’s what I enjoy about Britt Nicole:
- Her voice is perfectly sweet for the fun and catchy pop songs, but she also has the vocal chops for the power ballads.
- Her musical appeal is broad enough for mother and daughter to enjoy. But, what’s even more notable is the fact that her lyrics speak to all age ranges.
- While one might say the musical composition on her album lacks originality, its the familiarity of that composition that feels so good and allows the listener to really key into the purposeful lyrics.
- If you like Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus, or Mariah, you’ll enjoy Britt Nicole.
But, what I love the most about Britt Nicole is her lyrics. She’s a singer/songwriter who is transparent and authentic. It’s her vulnerability that I find so captivating. Tackling subjects like heartbreak, Britt avoids the usual revenge anthem. She easily turns it into something hopeful, addressing themes such as healing, forgiveness, growth and vulnerability. Britt is a wonderful and fresh alternative to what is currently offered in the pop world.
Take a listen for yourself. This is my favorite song from the album, entitled “Hangin On”, all about how God’s Word sustains us in the hard times.
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This is post #2 in my series entitled “Artists to Check out if You’re Not Really Into Christian Music”, a follow up to the post “Five Reasons you Should Give Christian Music a Chance“. Click here for post #1, Newworldson.