South Africa via Nashville, Tennessee's Tree63 incorporate a mix of classic and contemporary worship with I Stand For You, The Worship Record. The highly anticipated follow-up to Tree63's 2004 The Answer To The Question features several new, original worship tunes, several CCLI worship standards, and brand new, re-recorded versions of Tree63 fan favorites.
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In a Christianity Today interview, the frontman of Tree63 expressed the sentiment that the band wants to be known as a rock n' roll band (as opposed to a modern praise and worship group). It's a shame really, because in light of the evidence presented in I Stand For You, Tree63 demonstrates a keen ability to lead worship! I'm not a big fan of live albums and do not listen to a great deal of "canned" worship music. That being said, when something exhibits genuineness, it catches my attention. I believe there are only a handful of worship leaders and teams (cf. Passion, Paul Baloche, Chris Tomlin, Darlene Zschech), whose God-given ability able to create a living, breathing worship experience, can be captured by a recording and can, in turn, allow its listener to become a part of that worship experience.
The worship captured on I Stand For You is vivid and real, segueing almost seamlessly between the high-energy "live" tracks to the band's new material. The live tracks exude a passion and energy only a step removed from the actual, live worship experience itself, while the band creates a space for the listener to enter into private worship with their vocals and music on the other tracks. Yup, it's a shame that Tree63's only wants to be a rock band.