|A Well Executed 'Project' So Far | Posted September 08, 2017
Worship outfit The Youth Project's new singles "Tide" and "All of My Heart" are the product of their creative mindset, aiming at authentic lyrics, paired with members of the group's influences (including their origins as a youth group worship team), and following the call to push musical boundaries within the Christian music culture.
The group's first single, "Tide," is an easygoing-yet-heartfelt electronic ballad that speaks of acknowledging God through the storms of life and closes with an invitation in its bridge. There's a musical effect of raindrops that flow through the verses, adding to the picture they're painting of water and what the tide symbolizes in the life of a believer.
The raindrop effect stops as the chorus peacefully and hopefully declares: "You hold the tide like You hold my life / Just a glimpse of Your light keeps my peace through the night." This patient worship song then winds down to a whisper once the bridge begins, building with repetition: "Come be my guide / in the fight walk with me / a ripple of love brings me down to my knees / come be the tide flood inside rushing seas / drown me." The lyrics take the meaning of the tide from something that is perhaps a threat, to actually being the move of God, coming to flood us.
The Bottom Line:
The Youth Project brings a refreshing sound to today's praise and worship scene. With youthful melodies, use of modern music technology, and timeless truths, these songs will be sung on the lips of both youth and adults alike.
- by Stephanie Taylor, NRT
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