Hey Mr. Lovewell, doing today what you do every day, no matter how small believing that it's all the same / come on, Mr. Lovewell, oh we could use a few more just like you, who care enough to give this life away
That's followed by "Move," a clap-driven BeeGees flavored tune that tells you this is not the MercyMe you've grown used to. At least, not at the beginning. The more expected MercyMe sound is predominant in the latter part of the CD, but the opening three tracks are definitely a new approach that may garner them some new fans without alienating their existing fan base (except for the hard-core Baptists offended by the dance theme of "Move"!).
"Beautiful" is a stand-out, musically and lyrically, making me think of my daughters and the love their earthly and heavenly fathers have for them. "Free" has a catchy, sing-along chorus that will likely be a concert favorite. The album closes with a mellow worshipful tune, "This So Called Love," that puts the right perspective on Mr. Lovewell and our desire to be kind to others:
But if all that we do is absent of Jesus / then this so-called love is completely in vain
The Generous Mr. Lovewell is a solid contribution from one of the biggest bands in the Christian music scene and will satisfy their fans while making them a few new ones.