Bigger Than Me is a breezy, light-hearted gospel album that clocks in at right around forty minutes and is close to a pure pleasure. Johnson has the kind of soaring voice that this kind of music requires and the music backing is funky and soulful, a more modern, urban style than some black gospel. The one track that goes full old school gospel, Change is Now, is the worst track on the record, a track featuring only Johnson and a painfully loud, overly intrusive organ. The other nine songs are all very good in my opinion. Standouts include Come Through, a melancholy prayer for strength; I Will Go, a quiet, beautiful dedication to purpose; & Holy Spirit, a cooking funk track with a groove to die for. And, with a thirty-nine minute running time, there’s no opportunity to get tired or for the album to become repetitive. What a phenomenal, funky, good-time for the soul. 4 stars.
tl;dr – short running time, great songs and a funky groove make this a gospel album that should win over even the cynics. 4 stars.