Released 8th August 2014
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Garth Hewitt’s new album Something for the Soul is fourteen new songs full of energy – songs you go away singing. It’s a place of rest and encouragement for campaigners and activists, a place to draw strength and be renewed. Garth is saying that God’s way is the way of beautiful resistance, non violence, and standing with each other – if you do that you discover God in one another.
Forty years ago Garth’s music and song lyrics challenged what had become the established way of doing things within the Christian church in the UK. Firstly, he was a part of the movement within Christian music away from a particularly “sacred” sound, not afraid to bring Christian lyrics towards the mainstream popular style of music. This bridged the culture gap for his own and following generations…
‘I remember when I was a kid seeing Garth Hewitt on stage. He was banging on about Christians having a heart for the poor and saving the world and frankly I didn’t get any of it. Garth has always been ahead of his time and we are all catching up with what God has been saying through Garth for the last 30 years. I wish I had listened closer, but it sometimes takes a lifetime to recognise a true prophet. It is people like Garth who make us look at the world differently and realise what it is to be a true Christian.’
- Martin Smith (Delirious?)