New husband and wife duo, The Cashmans, release their latest album, Burn, produced by Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning producer, Rusty Varenkamp (TobyMac, Tenth Avenue North, Ellie Holcomb, MUTEMATH, Kristian Stanfill).
This highly anticipated follow-up project to their debut album City of God from 2018 is a breath of fresh air in the contemporary Christian music scene with its innovative pop, worship, and indie acoustic collaborations, all branded in true duo fashion.
"We started working on this record towards the end of Britney's third trimester when she was pregnant with our firstborn and miracle baby, Everly. Consequently, as you can imagine trying to juggle life as new parents with the already busy schedule of touring, the writing and conceptual process of this record took well over a year to create. That being said, we feel blessed to have had that extra time because we were able to put a lot of thought, prayer, and intentional energy into these messages and melodies. As a married couple, we went on a journey that year together, both emotionally and spiritually, and we feel that these songs we wrote during that time became an honest bi-product of that journey. We had an amazing team working with us, led by our extremely talented producer Rusty, and because of that, we were able to capture something special on this album together. The concept of 'Burn' is inspired by Luke 24:32 'Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the Scriptures.' The album is book-ended with the songs "Burn" and "Slow Burn," hopefully driving home the message that our relationship with God is not measured by peaks and valleys, but rather, a slow, steady fire within us that's kindled by His Word. We're very excited to release these songs to the world and we're praying they will be a true blessing and encouragement to all who hear."
The Cashmans are also published authors, and in conjunction with this new 12 song album, they will be releasing an accompanying 12 chapter devotional book, also entitled 'Burn.'
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An Album That Reflects on Jesus| Posted August 21, 2020 What You Need To Know
Jonathan and Britney Cashman married in 2006. Since then, the two have been making music. Together, they make up the new husband and wife duo worship duo The Cashmans. In 2014, they followed God's calling to reach churches and communities with music. So, they toured around the country to expand their reach to churches and communities. Earlier this year, The Cashmans won The Next Big Thing award at NewReleaseToday's 8th Annual We Love Awards. Now, the duo has just dropped Burn, their second full-length album (12 tracks total). The new album features songs like "Only God Knows," "Your Word Is Alive," and title track "Burn."
What it Sounds Like
The Cashmans have their own unique sound, which is so nice to hear in today's music landscape. In their songs, the duo takes time to reflect on God and what He's done for His children. We all experience pain in life, but God will always be there for us. The Cashmans express this sentiment throughout the album. This record, full of praise, has many different dynamics. From the upbeat title track "Burn" to the slower "Wind and Waves," Jonathan's and Britney's heart can be heard in each song. Acoustic guitar and piano are featured in most tracks, offering us an intimate style of worship.
Like a lot of albums in this space, the theme is about who Jesus is to us. "Close" reminds us that with Him, we aren't alone. "The Hardest Part" is a beautiful ballad about the struggles we have in our Christian walk. It's great to hear these important messages in music. I'm sure these songs will encourage a lot of people. Life isn't easy, but it's encouraging to know that God will always be with us. The Cashmans shares this sentiment in these songs.
Best Song on the Record
The best song on the record would have to be "Burn." This fun and upbeat song is different from other songs on the album. We were all made to burn for God, and live out our lives for Him. This song is a prayer to set our hearts on fire for Him again, perhaps in the same way our hearts were on fire for Him when we first came to Christ. It's a prayer to get back to our first love, Jesus. "Call this heart of stone to beat again/To hear Your Word and burn."
The Cashmans released an album that I know will appeal to a lot of worship and pop fans alike. They pulled so many great biblical points into their songs and, for that, I respect it even more.