Reimagined Sounds| Posted August 27, 2014
The three Russian brothers in Everfound took the Christian music world by storm when they exploded onto the scene last year. They captured our ears and hearts with their new take on music and the way they added such passion and energy to a song. Not afraid to try new sounds and add new elements, their style has made them one of the most exciting and enjoyable bands we've heard in a long time.
After the success of their debut self-titled album months back, the Word Records artists are returning with a surprise remix EP, appropriately named Reimagine. The EP, offering reinvented versions of four of their most popular songs, is exclusively being promoted through Spotify.
Short but sweet, the record begins with a remix of the guys' first single, "God Of The Impossible", sending out the prayerful lyrics "here I am / Lord, send me!" With a shortened intro, the track heads in the direction of an electronic feel, and it suits the group well. The redone bridge brings in new sounds with a few vocal overlays, making this once again the standout song for Everfound. Continuing with that same energy, a remade "Go" encourages people to leave their lives of comfort and normality and step out into a bolder life for Christ. The beautiful harmonies the brothers' bring forth so well are made more noticeable against the broken beat background of this song, which is always a plus. One of my personal favorite songs, "Never Beyond Repair", seemed to be an obvious choice to make the cut since the beautiful message has connected so deeply with audiences. This new version begins in high energy and then brings it back down, putting a special emphasis on the lyrically strong first verse. Bringing the EP to a close, "Hallelujah" serves as an anthem of faith and passion to go out and tell the world of God's power to give life - a theme that seems to be prevalent in the brothers' ministry. Somehow the remix of this one is more energetic and electronic than the original, only increasing the power behind the lyrics and making it an even stronger addition to the album.
Reimagine brings a new feel to Everfound fan favorites. After seeing the band a few times on the Winterjam tour earlier this year, it's obvious that the passion these guys have for making music comes out on the stage as well as the records. I feel almost as if a small bit of the energy from the live show was put into the sounds of this recreation and by listening to these four tracks, we're getting a glimpse into the live show's excitement. While there's no new songs found here, there certainly is a new sound and that should be enough to hold fans over until we get some new music from our favorite Russians.