A Hopeful Pop Debut
Posted January 26, 2018
By CaitlinLassiter_NRT, Staff Reviewer
For Centricity Music newcomers For All Seasons, the goal has never been a radio hit or a worship anthem for the church-instead, they simply want to craft music that meets their listeners wherever they are and gives them hope. The band, comprised of lead vocalist Emily Hamilton, Emily's husband Johnny, Jeff Luckey and Randy Charlson, met in college and served as worship leaders at camps for several years before expanding into touring and recording their own songs.
Now a decade into their career with a full-length album and several EPs behind them, For All Seasons is marking a new chapter with their Centricity signing. Debut singles "Higher" and "Bigger Than" hit the market last year and made waves with fans, giving the group a strong introduction. Now ready to follow it up with their debut album, For All Seasons presents Clarity.
The standout track on Clarity comes early on with opening "Higher." Flawlessly displaying Emily's powerful yet tender vocals, the high-energy moment is sure to get listeners engaged and give them a good taste of what For All Season's signature sound seems to be. Following in that same vein, upbeat "Bigger Than" is a reassuring message of Christ's sovereignty that brings the group's skilled songwriting into play: "You are the God who always sees us, even in bare and desperate seasons / no matter what the circumstance, You are the rock on which I stand."
Staying with the theme of lively worship tunes, "No Other" praises God for who He is, much like reverent "Eternal King." The powerful title track makes bold lyrical proclamations of faith, coupled with quality production to create a power-packed moment that proves to be another highlight on the album. Giving a bit of diversity, a few slower tracks close out the album: contemplative "Common Love" and expectantly hopeful "Fight Anymore."
While this may be For All Seasons' record label debut, they are far from inexperienced in the art of making music that feels authentic and hopeful. The past decade of work they've committed to their career shines through on Clarity, both in the fun pop production and the way they seamlessly weave worshipful lyrics with high-energy melodies.
The Bottom Line: Just one listen to Clarity will tell you there's something special about For All Seasons, and personally I can't wait to see what comes next from them.
For Fans Of: Lauren Daigle, Hillsong Young & Free, Mosaic MSC
Song To Download Now:
"Higher" (Get it on iTunes here.)
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