March 14, 2008
As a point of interest, “Faith In You” is being offered as a free download on randytravis.com as a show of appreciation to his dedicated fans over the years. For the record, I am one of those dedicated fans, despite what you will read in this particular review. I simply doubt that this will become his comeback song.
It seems that the self-tortured person in this song is wavering in the faith department. He doesn’t have faith in technology, politics and doesn’t know much about big religion. Even worse, he seems to be losing faith in himself. However, the one thing that doesn’t shake his faith is the love of his woman.
It’s a sweet sentiment, but it’s been done before. Unfortunately, this song isn’t strong enough to outshine songs of similar themes. Not even Randy Travis’ reliably strong vocal performance can save this song from its unoriginal lyrics, unmemorable melody and strange production.
Listen: Faith in You