|Daniel Bashta [The Invisible] | Posted January 31, 2013
The highly anticipated sophomore album from critically acclaimed songwriter, artist and missionary Daniel Bashta, The Invisible, releases Feb. 5 from Integrity Music. The album follows Bashta's 2011 debut, The Sounds of Daniel Bashta, which sparked the worship anthem "God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)" that was also recorded by Newsboys, David Crowder Band and others, and continues to circle the globe in church services, on radio and in concert halls everywhere. Produced by Jonny MacIntosh and J.T. Daly (Paper Route), The Invisible is musically layered with Bashta's explosive, raw vocal interpretation that isn't so much corporate worship as it is a full-tilt revelation that it's time to get real.
Opening song “I Want It All (Just Give Me Jesus)” is one of the best expressions of faith and devotion I've ever experienced and sends tingles down my spine as I lose myself in prayer and adoration of my Savior. The song is inspired in part by Melody Green's book, No Compromise, and sets the tone for the entire project that isn't so much corporate worship as it is a full-tilt revelation that it's time to get real. Song after song, the album gives voice to the faith of a generation willing to open the door for the miraculous, redemptive work of God to infiltrate everything. The worship experience flows seamlessly into “Praise The Invisible” and“Deliver Us.”
“Let Hope In” expresses Daniel's literal, spiritual devastation of infertility and the miracles that sprang out of this desert. The song is very convicting and a sobering reminder that God brings trials to remind us how much we need Him. This song and album also give many glimpses of the authentic reality of life and our experiences, good and bad. Things don’t go as we want or even how we pray for God to work in our lives. I am very moved by this song. I find myself raising my hands in worship and then I'm compelled to reach out horizontally to help show others the love of Jesus. The song is filled with the Truth that as Christians, we need to have full reliance on God to deal with the struggles of life. The song perfectly expresses that sentiment and you can sing along at the top of your lungs: “So let hope in, Open up your walls, Hope conquers all, There goes all my doubts, There goes all my pain, On that day You rose again, Sin no longer stains, There goes all my questioning, There goes all my fears, On that day of reckoning, Hope has reappeared.” “Undone” has an uplifting and powerful bridge “the Cross will never lose the power, the Cross will never lose the power, the Cross will never lose the power, it covers forever!” Amen.
Daniel Bashta’s songs are all musically layered with his explosive, raw vocal interpretation which are suited for corporate worship and are a full-tilt revelation of God’s presence. Worshippers will be blessed by “I Want It All (Just Give Me Jesus),” “Praise The Invisible,” “Deliver Us” and “Let Hope In.” Savor those anointed songs and allow them to bring a tingling of the Holy Spirit and listen to God’s still small voice. They are among the best opening tracks I’ve heard on any album, along with the standout songs “Undone” and “In The Ruins.” I am very impressed by this album and it is already in heavy rotation for me in my personal time of worship and reflection. Daniel has taken the next step forward in establishing his unique brand of vulnerable, sincere and gourmet worship songwriting. If you like the charismatic worship artists Jesus Culture and Jeremy Riddle and Bashta's hit song "Like A Lion," then don't miss out on The Invisible. The album is loaded with meaningful and moving songs for the Church.
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