LeAnn Rimes has released her brand new album god’s work. The album begins in a captivating and haunting way. “spaceship” allows for Rimes’ signature vocals to take charge. It acts as a calling for wanting something greater than what Earth provides. When she sings, “I never felt like I belonged here / This world wasn’t quite ready for me / Whoever’s out there in the stratosphere / Got a question for the cosmic engineer,” people can feel the longing in her voice. It sets the stage for all she hopes to address on this record.
There are songs on this record that might not seem like regular “country songs.” Instead, Rimes aspires to take her artistry where she hasn’t ventured before. “throw my arms around the world” is one of those songs. The drum beats and layered vocals feel like folk music from a land far away. “the wild,” featuring Sheila E. and rising country sensation Mickey Guyton, begins like a hymnal from a favorite gospel sheet. The lyrics featured on this one stand out from the rest of the album. It presents a story about how society has long looked at women in a judgmental light. “How many centuries have to pass before we ever learn? So, rip the vail, oh, my sweet child / Tf you want to hold the holy / You know you got to kiss the wild.”