May 07, 2015
Joining forces once again with longtime collaborator and producer, Matt Bronleewe, Exhale stays true to this proven partnership while continuing to push into ever-broadening sonic territory. Plumb’s unmistakable and otherworldly vocals are as resplendent as ever, but the range of songs is even more impressive.
From the upbeat pop of title-track “Exhale” to outright worship of “Great is Our God”; the anthems “Lord, I’m Ready Now”, “Resurrection” and “Champion”, to the EDM-ready “My True Love” and the introspective Blinklike sounds of “Sleep Will Be Sweet” and “Restored”, the album both captures and expands the breadth of the Plumb musical palate.
Exhale kicks off with the welcoming title-track, an outlet for imperfect, broken people. All are welcome. This is a safe-place. This brave honesty continues and fuels songs like first single “Lord, I’m Ready Now” that is a reminder that God can redeem even the worst situations; the pop-filled “Smoke” that assures that we have a shelter when our lives appear to be falling apart; and “Great is Our God,” which is certain to become a favorite in churches across the world, confidently proclaiming a commitment to join with creation in praise to our God.
Fans of her EDM projects will not be disappointed as Plumb revives her pop-dance styling with “My True Love” declaring “there is not another who can love like you love me oh my God,” and the laid-back “Faithful” breathing a fresh, relaxed promise of the trustworthy nature of God.
Teaming up to be powerhouse radio hits: “Resurrection” makes the bold statement that after all is said and done, her belief in resurrection and restoration has been proven and is stronger than before; and the compelling anthem “Champion” giving thanks to the One who fought for lives of His children. The album is a worship experience that is poised to re-define the expectation of that genre. These are worship songs – not choruses. Lyrically, Plumb has a knack of shaping her personal story into lyrics that make you feel like your sharing a coffee with an old friend. Musically, her otherworldly vocals move from delicate to powerful in a moment. Plumb concludes, “I hope that Exhale will inspire hearts into a place of romance, gratitude and total surrender to Jesus, the one perfect love.”