Christian Country / Christian Rock
Kenny sure has a hot hit on his hands. The first thing that you notice is how great the song sounds,... more Kenny sure has a hot hit on his hands. The first thing that you notice is how great the song sounds, great production value went into recording this song. This allows you to enjoy the lyrics and various instruments in the song. The strong vocals are not drowned out and you get a taste of each instruments moments in the spotlight. I see a fire, well worth a listen!
It is always a pleasure to review a song by Kenny Cable, and "Your Fire Burns in Me" is no exception... more It is always a pleasure to review a song by Kenny Cable, and "Your Fire Burns in Me" is no exception. The band is exceptional, with bass, drums, pedal steel, fiddle, and guitar all masterfully played, and probably piano way back in the mix too. Love the haunting Western intro, with the fiddle and cello (or is that a baritone guitar of some kind?) playing in unison. The arrangement is sweet, with a drop in energy about halfway through the song, totally in keeping with the words ("whisper"), followed by a big build back into the chorus. And as always, the producer and the mix are spotless. As always, the female vocal harmony is exceptional, form-fitted to the lead and pitch-perfect. Kenny's accessible voice sings words of what appears to be genuine faith. As I mentioned in a previous review, I'm not a big fan of fire imagery in Christian praise songs. It's overdone, and there is a danger of unintentionally invoking images of the fires of hell, rather than the passion of the Holy Spirit, which is what Kenny is going for here. I'm okay with how he uses the image, except for two lines that come right after each other: "Holy Ghost fire consumes me, Power and glory for all to see." First off, a consuming fire is a destructive fire that leaves nothing alive in its path, so I would have liked to see Kenny chose a different word there (like "propels" or "inspires", since it is about going forth into a broken world to bring healing). Second, it sounds like he is saying the power and glory of the Holy Spirit are visible to others through him, which is a bit grandiose, and not in keeping with the verse, which is about going out into a world in need of healing. Feels like he reached for some low-hanging fruit to fill some space. There are plenty of other words that rhyme with "me", so a more carefully thought-out line there would make a better song. I'm being picky here, because everything else about this record and this musical is of such high caliber, I want the songwriting to be up to the same standard. I greatly appreciate the musicians and producers I have been blessed to work with in the studio, and so when I hear another band and producer that's just as good, if not better, my hat is off. Keep on making that sound, in service to the Eternal God!