|Another good one from a veteran artist | Posted August 19, 2018
What You Need To Know: He came into the Gospel world over twenty years ago when he sang “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” with the Mississippi Children’s Mass Choir as a 12 year old. He left many people (and kids like me) in awe that a young man’s voice could be that powerful and high! He was a bonafide soprano. Fast forward to 2018 and Bryan is a licensed minister and one who has released several albums. To know that he has stuck with it as long as he has is impressive. Now he is back with a short EP ironically titled, This Time.
What it Sounds Like: Four songs make up this EP and he gives a good “bang for your buck” in terms of quality. With Bryan well into his 30’s, he has seen many changes and faced his share of challenges. So the title cut is fitting as he makes a bold declaration of how is going to live a stronger as a believer. The song is funky and upbeat with the synth bass to go well with Bryan’s now baritone/tenor voice. “In Spite of Me” is a pop tune over a punchy drum beat that is both smooth and one you can nod your head to.
Spiritual Highlights: The songs are not heavy on the mention of Jesus, but very strong in showing Bryan’s strong reliance on Him. It is an album for the soul and one to inspire during a time where Christians struggle with keeping that hope.
Best Song on the Record: Ballads do not always have to be the “best song” on the album, but “I’ll Always Love You” pulled at me the most. I appreciate the passion of Bryan Wilson and the straight up love song he sings to God. He definitely has something with this wonderfully arranged modern day psalm. Some could even use this song to a spouse as it is apropos to a relationship.
For Fans Of: Dewayne Woods, Brian Courtney Wilson, Gene Moore Jr.
Final Word: This Time is an appetizer that can really serve as a low calorie, but pretty filling healthy meal. It shows Bryan in a comfortable place doing more urbanized than churchy music and that is quite alright.
Listen on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-time-ep/1409861524
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