NPR Music today premiered Tooth & Nail signee Tyson Motsenbocker's new track 'In Your Name'. From the outset, there's something jarringly bittersweet about the song; a tribute to Motsenbocker's recently deceased mother, 'In Your Name' finds the singer processing his open-ended questions to God in a stunning heart-on-sleeve modern psalm.
"This is not an easy song. It's akin to "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," a gospel standard often used to close out church services, but which is far darker and more desperate than many remember: "If I falter, Lord, who cares?/ Who with me my burden shares?" the songs asks, and its unknown author responds, "None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee." Motsenbocker leaves the question wide open, needing to walk just a bit longer."
Check out the full article and listen to the track on NPR here.