The Undoing

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The Undoing
The Undoing by Steffany Gretzinger.jpg
Studio album by Steffany Gretzinger
Released August 25, 2014 (2014-08-25)
Genre CCM, praise & worship, folk
Length 47:53
Label Bethel
Producer Jeff Schneeweis
Steffany Gretzinger chronology
The Undoing
(2014)
Blackout
(2018)Blackout2018

The Undoing is the debut studio album by Steffany Gretzinger. Bethel Music released the album on August 25, 2014. Gretzinger worked with Jeff Schneeweis in the production of this album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
365 Days of Inspiring Media3.5/5 stars[1]
Christian Music Review4.5/5[2]
Cross Rhythms6/10 squares[3]
Jesus Wired9.5/10 stars[4]
Louder Than the Music5/5 stars[5]
New Release Tuesday5/5 stars[6]
Worship Leader4/5 stars[7]

Awarding the album five stars for New Release Tuesday, Kevin Davis says, "This is truly a moving and prayerful worship experience."[6] Tony Cummings, giving the album a six out of ten review from Cross Rhythms, writes, "though this is a reasonable enough debut, to me it never truly sounds deserving of its bestselling status."[3] Rating the album five stars at Louder Than the Music, Jono Davies describes, "Put this album on when you're sad, put this album when you're happy, and let the emotion of the songs draw you in and take you on a quiet and reflective journey around the musical world of Steffany Gretzinger."[5] Logan Merrick, indicating in a 4.5 out of 5 review by Christian Music Review, states, "This whole album features song after song of authentic, pure, lyrical content."[2] Signaling in a three and a half star review at 365 Days of Inspiring Media, Jonathan Andre writes, "The Undoing is great, and ought to be enjoyed thoroughly".[1] Jessica Morris, awarding the album nine and a half stars for Jesus Wired, says, "Steffany Gretzinger's vocals are exquisite, and The Undoing allows them to shine brilliantly, largely due to the authentic and evocative worship created through the album."[4]

Accolades[edit]

This album was No. 12 on the Worship Leader's Top 20 Albums of 2014 list.[8]

The song, "No Fear In Love", was No. 20 on the Worship Leader's Top 20 Songs of 2014 list.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Morning Song"Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger4:35
2."Constant One"Gretzinger, Kyle Lee, Lauren Lee Gruber, Philip LaRue4:26
3."Out of Hiding (Father's Song)"Cook, Gretzinger4:28
4."I Spoke Up"Gretzinger1:36
5."Cecie's Lullaby"Gretzinger4:04
6."Letting Go"Gretzinger, Gabriel Wilson7:00
7."Promise I Always Will"Cook, Gretzinger4:45
8."Steady Heart" (featuring Amanda Cook)Cook, Gretzinger5:29
9."No Fear in Love"Gretzinger, Nate Ward3:14
10."Open Up Let the Light In"Cook, Gretzinger3:25
11."Getting There"Cook, Gretzinger, Amanda Ritchie4:51
Total length:47:53

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 20
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[11] 2
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[12] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (August 21, 2014). "Steffany Gretzinger – The Undoing". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Merrick, Logan (August 23, 2014). "Steffany Gretzinger 'The Undoing'". Christian Music Review. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Cummings, Tony (September 15, 2014). "Review: The Undoing - Steffany Gretzinger". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Morris, Jessica (October 31, 2014). "Steffany Gretzinger Is Breathtaking On New Album, 'The Undoing'". Jesus Wired. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Davies, Jono (October 31, 2014). "Steffany Gretzinger - The Undoing". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Davis, Kevin (August 18, 2014). "Undone by God". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ Gilles, Kristen. "Steffany Gretzinger: The Undoing". Worship Leader. p. 82. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ Worship Leader. "Top 20 Albums of 2014". Worship Leader. p. 66. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ Worship Leader. "Top 20 Songs of 2014". Worship Leader. p. 64–5. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger Album & Song Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Christian Albums. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Independent Albums. Retrieved May 10, 2015.