Safe In the Arms - EP
Combining new music with extended interview segments, Steven Curtis Chapman’s Safe In the Arms EP is a welcome companion to his critically hailed 2009 album Beauty Will Rise. In these five tracks, the Chapman family provides further insight into the tragedy and hope that has touched their lives since the loss of their daughter Maria. Keynoting the EP is the previously-unreleased “Close to Your Heart,” an acoustic collaboration with British worship leader Matt Redman recorded during sessions for Beauty Will Rise. Fans will also want to have the stripped-down rendition of Beauty Will Rise’s title song included here. An in-depth interview with Steven Curtis Chapman and an excerpt from a recent speaking engagement by wife Mary Beth provide revelatory insights into their personal and creative lives. “We Will Wait,” a bittersweet pop/rock number by son Caleb, closes the project on a note of inspiration and renewal. For anyone moved by the honesty and grace of Beauty Will Rise, Safe In the Arms is a must-have offering.