Selah Releases Latest Album ‘Step Into My Story’
by Ginny McCabe
Selah recently released their 16th album, Step Into My Story, on the group’s newly formed record label, 3Cre8tive. The project debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian chart.
Nearing their 24th year as a group, Selah’s Allan Hall, Amy Perry, and Todd Smith have become known for their signature vocals and tight harmonies. The trio has produced hits such as “You Raise Me Up,” “I Turn to You,” “Bless the Broken Road” and “You Deliver Me,” among others.
The new 10-song project continues the group’s tradition of updating sacred hymns mixed with a collection of new songs. Step Into My Story opens with an a cappella rendition of “God Leads His Dear Children Along.” Selah also offers a fresh take on familiar standards such as “He Leadeth Me,” “Nothing But the Blood,” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
Among the album’s new tracks is the inspiring title song, “Step Into My Story.” The song talks about how God steps into each of our stories. As a portion of the lyrics relate, “You step into my story/Make a way, set it right/Do what only You can do/Go behind and before me/Every page of my life/You turn around and make it new/From glory to glory/You Step into my story.” The song was written by Smith, Mia Fieldes, Travis Ryan, and Marcus Rixon.
Another powerful new song is “Hello Grace,” a moving ballad that was co-written by Smith. The song reminds us about the importance of grace, from receiving it in our own lives to extending it to others.
Selah means “pause” in Hebrew—a concept which plays a thematic role in the group’s new album. The song’s messages communicate a sense of unity, a reason to pause, and cause listeners to take a breath and reflect.
Selah has more than a half-a-billion streams, over 4 million albums sold, and 10 GMA Dove Awards to their credit, including their latest awards for “Inspirational Album of the Year” for Firm Foundation and “Recorded Song of the Year” for “Yet Not, I, But Through Christ In Me.” For more about Selah, go to www.selahonline.com.
Named “Best Freelance Writer” in Ohio’s Best Journalism contest in 2018 and a Kiplinger Fellow in 2019, Ginny McCabe’s work can be seen in publications like Journal-News and Reuters. Secrets Young Women Keep (Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins) is an ECPA Silver Medallion winner and has been featured on the CBA Young Adult Bestseller Lists. Connect with Ginny at www.ginnymccabe.com and on Twitter @ginnymccabe.