Exploring the Galaxy| Posted October 24, 2016
The remaining members of David Crowder*Band have been doing quite well for themselves. Rebranded as The Digital Age, they've been building their own unique reputation in the business. Their brand of electric pop/worship is instantly identifiable, even with this being only their second major release.
Galaxies is one of the year's more ambitious projects, and the album largely fulfills that ambition. Songs like "One Pursuit" and "Heroes (Light up the Sky)" come overflowing with big electro-hooks and soaring choruses that will surely find some radio and concert love.
But far from being just empty radio pop, The Digital Age is one of the most dynamic and engaging worship acts around. The music carries a particularly ethereal feel, and the vertical lyrics go very well with that sound. The album's title is appropriate because this album feels like a perfect soundtrack to exploring other worlds in our Creator's universe. And yet, it's not in the same way as maybe a band like Starset approaches space, but rather a purely worshipful endeavor praising the Author of every atom in existence.
That description may be a bit over the top, but so is the music. Only a few tracks really keep the music close to the vest. And while it's nothing new on the surface, for worship music it actually carves out a nice niche for itself. Some of the cuts in the album's middle do drag a little (although the title track is a stellar highlight of the bunch), and only a few of the album's five interludes really feel justified and album-enhancing. But overall, this is one of the year's strongest collections of worship.
The Bottom Line: Galaxies is big, it's epic, it's worshipful and it's just the jolt of positive energy the fall needed.
Song to Download Now:
"One Pursuit" (Get it on iTunes here.)