Label: Fair Trade/Columbia
Welcome to the New, MercyMe's eighth studio album, is a grace-filled collection that celebrates not just spiritual rejuvenation but a renewed sense of energy within the band. Unlike the tumult of the The Hurt & the Healer, this project is an infectious, feel-good rock disc that shows growth without straying far from the band's pop-rock sound. Thematically, the songs are meant to remind us we don't have to strive to please God because He's been pleased with us from the beginning. Lead single "Shake" is a fun, funky hit, while "Greater" has a folk-country vibe that is a nice change of pace.