All This Time (Britt Nicole song)
|"All This Time"|
|Single by Britt Nicole|
|from the album Gold|
|Released||January 31, 2012|
|Genre||Pop rock, CCM, Christian hip hop|
|Britt Nicole singles chronology|
The song is about her life growing up and to the present day, when as a seven-year-old girl, her life was torn apart by her parents' divorce. During this time, she kept feeling God's presence in her life, specifically when she opened her 'Precious Moments' Bible. Additionally, Nicole said this song is about when she moved to Nashville to pursue her career in music at the age of 19, and this was the first time she was on her own. So, this song is about God's faithfulness to sustain us in the moments in our lives, when things seem uncertain.
This song has been described as an intimate and testimonial power ballad that is about Nicole's struggles throughout her life. It has been described as a slow song that showcases vulnerability from Nicole in her voice, but at the same time explodes in the chorus.
Allmusic's Jared Johnson described the song as "one of the more intimate tracks, describing the singer's story of personal belief (and incidentally not sounding too unlike the well-known poem "Footprints") with the chorus 'You've been walking with me all this time.'" Christian Music Zine's Joshua Andre highlighted the song as being "Britt’s salvation testimony 'All This Time'. The first single of the album also, Britt vulnerably shares her story about how she became a Christian in the midst of her parents’ divorce. A song which will impact everyone, Britt picks off where she left with inspirational ballads 'The Lost Get Found' and 'Walk on the Water', showcasing a vibrant and unique singing voice. With different styles and tempos present in this song, what has impacted me most of all is the bridge '...I hear this people asking me, how do I know what I believe, well I’m not the same and that’s all the proof I need...'. When we are changed by God, the effect is instant, and we won’t even want to go back to life before. Guaranteed ‘All This Time’ will impact lives!" Andre put it as one of the eight favorite tracks. Jesus Freak Hideout's Jen Rose evoked how "is one of her most personal songs, telling the story of how she met Jesus in a warm, accessible way." Louder Than The Music's Jono Davies called the song "a power ballad that could easily have been in a episode of Glee sung by Katy Perry." New Release Tuesday's Kevin Davis alluded to the "sincere autobiographical style where Britt shares her testimony of when she...first met God and celebrates her salvation in Christ. It’s the type of song that I've come to really love from Britt's albums in the style of 'Set The World On Fire.'" Kevin Davis called it a standout track, and so did Jono Davies. Lastly, CCM Magazine highlighted the track as their "We Like" pick.
This song has had an official lyric video made of it, so far.
|US Christian AC Indicator (Billboard)||2|
|US Christian CHR (Billboard)||1|
|US Hot Christian Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||3|
|US Hot Christian Songs (Billboard)||3|
- Jesus Freak Hideout (March 27, 2012). "02. All This Time". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
- Davis, Kevin (March 27, 2012). "#305 - "All This Time" by Britt Nicole". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
- Johnson, Jared (March 26, 2012). "Gold review". Allmusic. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
- Andre, Joshua (March 26, 2012). "Gold review". Christian Music Zine. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
- Rose, Jen (March 25, 2012). "Gold review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
- Davies, Jono (March 28, 2012). "Gold review". Louder Than The Music. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
- Davis, Kevin (March 13, 2012). "Gold review". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
- Aspinwall, Grace S. (May 1, 2012). "Gold review". CCM Magazine. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
- Sparrow Records (January 25, 2012). "Britt Nicole: All This Time (Official Lyric Video)". YouTube. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
- "Christian AC Indicator 2012-05-05". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 5, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- "Christian CHR 2012-03-31". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 31, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- "Hot Christian Adult Contemporary 2012-05-26". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 26, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- "Hot Christian Songs 2012-05-12". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 12, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.