A Humble Musical Offering| Posted November 07, 2016
After a successful debut record on Word Records coupled with opening up Winter Jam, what's usually next on the list? Often, a Christmas EP. It's officially a trend, and We Are Messengers is the latest to get in on the Yuletide action.
Taking a refreshing approach, almost all of God With Us' 4 tracks (really 3 full songs and an interlude with lyrics) is an original. Only the intro track is a standard, and it makes itself stand out with an original chorus. "From Heaven To Earth (Joy to the World)" gives the classic carol some new life that makes it feel right at home with the originals.
The title track is primed for radio during the season of lights and festive sweaters with a big chorus and clappable hooks. "Christ Our King" might take the title of album highlight with its chilling piano hook and artsy chorus.
Darren Mulligan should be proud of this humble Christmas offering. It doesn't come as flashy as many Christmas EPs or full-lengths, but its focus on originals and the real reason for the season makes its impact all the stronger.
The Bottom Line: A definite case of quality over quantity, We Are Messengers have offered a strong Christmas EP that should fit well into your Christmas playlists.
Song to Download Now:
"Christ Our King" (Get it on iTunes here.)