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October 18, 2012
By Rick Sharp
After an independently produced first project caught the attention of Inpop Records, artist and songwriter Karyn Williams has released her debut full release, “Only You.” A strong first record, full of infectious pop sounds, excellent production values and musicianship, inspiring Christ-centered lyrics, and anchored by Williams’ strong yet vulnerable vocals, this should be just the first of many good records from her.
“Rest In the Hope,” inspired by Williams’ father’s battle with cancer and acknowledging God’s strength and grace in the middle of tough situations, is the record’s lead single. It showcases Williams’ considerable songwriting skills as well as her soaring vocal talents. The song’s powerful anthem-like musical structure lends weight to the overall impact of the song. This one you’ll certainly hear in radio rotation.
That’s not to say there aren’t other great songs on the album. “Every Good Thing,” “Just May Be” and “Only You” are other outstanding cuts, and nothing on the record will disappoint.
“Only You” is an impressive project, especially as a debut national release. Highly recommended.