“Kevin Newhall has been on quite an artistic journey. From his former days as a CCM (contemporary Christian music) performer to the present as an out-and-proud queer musician, Newhall has his say on If I Had My Way with Words (kevin-newhall.com). The irresistible "Today's the Day" expresses relatable sentiments with a touch of humor. "Dear Jonathan" is a heartbreaking musical letter to an ex sure to make more than a few eyes water. "Easy Chair" is a current events update set to music. Newhall adds strings to "I'm Afraid" and "Familiar Tune," and strips things down for the personal bio of "Dust."”
"A gorgeous record that is nowhere near sounding like a first try, but like a pro who understands his muse."