On August 19, 2014, Amy Grant’s newest album, entitled In Motion: The Remixes, was released. As the name suggests, the album contains remixes of her greatest hits that were released two decades ago. The six-time Grammy winner delivers these signature classics with new life from multiple producers including Chris Cox, Tony Moran, Moto Blanco, 7th Heaven, and Dave Aude.
Amy Grant’s career as a singer/songwriter has stretched for over 30 years, with three albums that have gone multi-platinum, six platinum albums, and four gold albums.
She has released Contemporary Christian as well as secular pop singles that have all made the charts. Perhaps her wide success has come from her adaptability as an artist, experimenting with music styles and trends throughout the decades. This latest album is no exception. As a fifty-something, she boldly embraces a style and sound that is more typical for singers in their teens and twenties. I appreciate Amy Grant’s willingness to do something she’s never done before!
The album, as to be expected from any remix album, is full of dance-worthy songs that could be played at a nightclub as a soundtrack for glow-stick raving dancers.
The listener will hear sounds that are common on electronic and techno tracks, infused with the positive lyrics from Grant’s original hits. Some of the songs included are Baby, Baby and Every Heartbeat, first released in 1991, Stay for Awhile, from 1986, and the more recent Better Than A Hallelujah, released in 2010. The melodies of all of the songs remain the same so her fans of old can sing along with these brand-new versions.
While I don’t regularly listen to techno or dance music, as I was listening to this album in the car, I imagined myself enjoying it while running, lifting at the gym, or cleaning. The songs all sound pretty similar, with pulsing beats, catchy synth lines, and driving bass. They make you want to move, as remixes generally do, but with positive messages that can be hard to find in modern pop/electronic music.
I read the album insert and Grant thanks her producers for creating an album that makes her want to get up and dance. That’s exactly what the album does. I recommend popping in this CD whenever you need motivation to move.
May we all take a lesson from Grant, and be willing to openly embrace new things, no matter what age! <<Click to Tweet
Check out the Baby Baby remix here:
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