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Over the past ten years, Brett Perkins has been leading...
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NONAH is a brand new independent band made up of husband...
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A Worship Album That Will Multiply Your Hope | Posted January-06-2021
What You Need To Know

Over the past ten years, Brett Perkins has been leading worship at various camps and events. Brett, his wife, and three children reside in Lebanon, Tennessee where he's the worship pastor of The Journey Church. Brett's no stranger to the Christian music scene and has been releasing EPs and singles since 2013. This new solo album, Hope Multiplied, is Brett's first full-length record and is full of songs that are, like the title implies, filled with hope. Brett has truly committed his life to lead people to Jesus, and that can be seen in all of his music.



What It Sounds Like

Brett has released a great, biblically rooted collection of songs. This whole record is permeated with reverence and awe for God. It features a mix of both up-tempo and slower music, that young and old alike will be able to enjoy. From "I Put My Trust" to the title track "Hope Multiplied," this record features a range of tempos, yet with an emphasis on worship in every song. Whether you want to lead these songs at your local church, or just want to listen to a great worship album, there's a song for everyone on Hope Multiplied.



Spiritual Highlights

This album has various spiritual highlights, mainly rooted in the character of God. "Never Far Away" shares how God is close to all of us (Acts 17:27), while "You Have Brought Us Through," tells of God's faithfulness, and how He's working everything for good (Romans 8:28). There are so many great highlights that you can pull from these songs, because they're all relatable, and they all point back to Jesus. There's a message written throughout these tracks of the saving power of Jesus.



Best Song on the Record

"You Can Still Use Me" was one of the first songs I listened to from Brett, and it hits home for me. Even when we don't feel worthy to live out the calling that God has placed on our lives, God will still use us. Even when fear creeps up in our lives, and we're feeling weighed down by our mistakes, God can still use us. It's so relevant for us today because at some point we've all felt unworthy of what God has placed in front of us. But because of all that Jesus has done for us, He can still use us. That's what this song is all about, and it's my favorite one on this record. "When I look inside this heart of mine/I can't see beyond my own pride/crazy as it seems, You can still use me"



For Fans Of

Bellarive, The Afters, Travis Cottrell



Final Word

All-in-all, Brett released a great album. Sometimes it can be hard for me to find a good worship album outside of my favorites (Passion, Hillsong, etc.), but Brett brought an amazing worship album to the table. I was pleasantly surprised by his music, and I'm excited to see what's next for him. You can stream Hope Multiplied now on Spotify and Apple Music.


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An Impressive EP from a New Indie Trio | Posted November-24-2020
What You Need To Know

NONAH is a brand new independent band made up of husband and wife duo Wes and Callie Strunk, alongside producer/musician Nate Johnson. Although this trio is new to the music scene, they've already been releasing impressive songs that sound clean and professional. Their goal as a band is to see people fall in love with Jesus and worship God with a childlike passion and purity. Their lyrics are meaningful, and all of their songs have a catchy pop tune to them. The band released their debut single "Assurance" on November 7, 2019, and released their debut EP Jump on November 13, 2020. Jump features five new pop songs, including their singles "Assurance" and "Alive."



What it Sounds Like

NONAH's new EP is filled with upbeat and inspirational pop songs. From front-to-back, every song points to Jesus. NONAH has a definite pop-driven sound, with some elements of worship in it as well. Although the band is independent, their music is high-quality and very well produced. This new EP Jump is extremely impressive and displays the heart of this new band.



Spiritual Highlights

There's a consistent theme throughout this collection of songs of trusting in Jesus and resting in Him even through the chaos of life. For anyone who's going through uncertainty, these songs are for you! "The River Bows" brings out the theme that we can surrender all of our fears to Jesus because His promises never fail. Romans 8:31b (NIV) says, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" NONAH uses this verse in "The River Bows," and it truly has so much significance.



Best Song on the Record

I honestly loved every song on Jump, but the title track stands out to me. It's both catchy and has a great message to it. The lyrics are beautiful and relatable. It's all about falling into the arms of Jesus and stepping out into the unknown. "You keep telling me I'm made to fly/I'm gonna jump into Your arms, into Your arms/I'm gonna give You all of me, everything"



For Fans Of

For All Seasons, Switch, Elevation RHYTHM



Final Word

Overall, NONAH has released a great project with so much to enjoy. I'm so excited to see what God has next for this new band. I'm sure this EP is only a preview of what's in store for fans in the future.



You can stream Jump now on Apple Music and Spotify


 



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A New Pop Artist to Keep Your Eye On | Posted October-31-2020
What You Need To Know

Coby James is a brand new artist from North Carolina. Although only 18, he's already signed to major Christian record label Centricity Music and has already toured around the country with contemporary hitmaker, Danny Gokey. Coby released his debut five-song self-titled EP in 2019. And, since then, he's released an acoustic project, as well as singles that are now on his new EP Homesick. His music has been quickly gaining the attention of many Christian music fans, with over 37,000 views on his hit single "Born Ready" on YouTube. Coby James is an artist to keep your eye on as his audience continues to increase rapidly.



What it Sounds Like

Coby's music has a great pop sound (it sounds like Cade Thompson and Jordan Feliz). His songs speak into the longing and homesick feeling we all have for heaven. And, each song helps paint a picture of who Jesus is. The lyrics in Coby's songs are meaningful, pointing back to our Savior. These new songs from Homesick are filled with pop hooks and catchy beats. I'm sure that fans will love these new tunes. If you're a fan of contemporary Christian, as well as pop music, you'll want to check out this EP.



Spiritual Highlights

There's a theme throughout this album of how great God is, and how He is beyond our understanding. You can hear Coby's heart in these new songs. There are so many spiritual highlights in each one. "Whatever" really draws out these highlights, in particular. It's a song about how God's ways are higher than ours. And, how His dreams are so much better. Isaiah 55:9 (NIV) says, "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:9 is one of my favorite verses. I love that Coby pulls a lot of inspiration from it in this song.



Best Song on the Record

"Born Ready" would have to be the best song on the record. It's a fun and upbeat song, with an even more important message to it. This song is an inspiring example of how, in Christ, we don't need to be afraid to live out the calling He's placed on our life. No matter how old you may be, you can still live the life God wants you to live. Coby speaks of that in this song. "I know I am young, but I'm not waiting on anyone to tell me who I am/You call me out/You raise me up/Standing on the rock and now I'm feeling steady"



For Fans Of

Apollo LTD, Cade Thompson, Jordan Feliz



Final Word

For being a new artist, Coby released an impressive new EP. There's no doubt that he's is going somewhere, and I'm excited to see what God has in store for his music. Although it would have been great to have a few more ballad-type tracks on this album, Coby still released a great sophomore EP. You can stream Homesick now on Apple Music and Spotify.


 



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A Fun and Jolly Irish Album | Posted October-20-2020
What You Need To Know

Rend Collective, a worship band from Northern Ireland, has been making music since 2007. The band began as Rend Collective Experiment. And, under that name, they released two albums. Since then, they've released many more albums that fans have come to know and love. The popular band has toured all over the world, bringing joy to their fans at each show. Rend Collective released their first Christmas collection,
Campfire Christmas, in 2014. For the 2020 season, the band has released a second Christmas album: A Jolly Irish Christmas, a collection of songs filled with remakes of old Christmas classics.



What it Sounds Like

These new Christmas songs, filled with jolly and joy, fit the album title. The music comes complete with the Rend Collective sound: bagpipes and other Irish instruments. I love Christmas music. Some people may say that it's too early for holiday music. But, I love that Rend Collective chose to release Campfire Christmas in October. It's both fun and festive and will put you in the Christmas spirit.



Spiritual Highlights

Rend Collective always makes much of Jesus in all of their songs, and this new album is no exception. The message of the birth of Jesus can be heard in almost every song. Oftentimes, Christmas albums put the story of Jesus off to the side. But, Rend Collective puts the Good News of Jesus's message front and center on this album. From "The First Noel" to "Today Is The Saviour's Day," the story of Jesus is displayed from front-to-back. Rend Collective released an impressive album filled with spiritual highlights.



Best Song on the Record

"Silent Night (Be Still)" is the best song on the record. "Silent Night" is one of my favorite classic Christmas songs, and I love this remake that Rend Collective did of it. The band put their spin on it with an added chorus. It's a beautiful and peaceful song that I know I'll be listening to for many more holiday seasons to come. "Be still my heart, be still my mind/May I still see the magic of that silent night/Fill me with wonder, keep mystery alive/May peace on earth be my song tonight."



For Fans Of

We Are Messengers, Urban Rescue, Hillsong UNITED



Final Word

Overall, I love this album that Rend Collective released. In all honesty, Rend Collective's music isn't normally my style. But, this Christmas album truly is a wonderful collection of songs. I hope that they'll release more Christmas music in the future. But, for now, put up the Christmas tree, crank up the volume, and enjoy some new Rend Collective Christmas music for the season.



Stream A Jolly Irish Christmas now on Apple Music and Spotify.


 



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A Reminder That Our God is Faithful | Posted October-17-2020
What You Need To Know

I Am They made their way to contemporary Christian music circles after releasing their hit single, "Scars," in 2018. The song was played on Christian radio stations across the country. Since then, the Nashville-based band has gained popularity, releasing even more singles to radio. The group is comprised of vocalists/guitarists Matt Hein, Brandon Chase, and Abbie Parker, keyboard player Justin Shinn, and drummer Nicole Hickman. Recently, I Am They released Faithful God, a 10-track album that speaks about the faithfulness of the Lord.



What it Sounds Like

I Am They describe their music as pop worship
and that's exactly what it is. Each song pulls from those two genres, speaking about Jesus and His faithfulness in our lives. Keyboards and acoustic guitars are prominently featured throughout Faithful God to give each song that intimate worship feel. This album is filled with biblical truths. The music serves as a reminder that God is faithful and greater than anything we will ever find in this world. The band has a similar sound as We The Kingdom, so if you like their music, you'll probably also like I Am They.



Spiritual Highlights

There are so many great spiritual highlights on this album. Each song expresses how God is faithful
hence the name of the albumand how He will never leave us. I Am They shares how God always remains faithful to us. Even when we're standing face-to-face with our greatest fear, God isn't far away. "Faithful God" and "All Along" highlight these messages. On their website, the band says they lean into Hebrews 10:23 (NIV), which says, "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." This album powerfully displays that verse.



Best Song on the Record

It's a hard choice. But, the best song on the record would have to be the title track, "Faithful God." I've seen God's faithfulness so much in my life, so that song hits home for me. It really ties together the album and makes it complete. The lyrics are so uplifting. It's a song that you won't want to skip. "I will sing through fire and thunder cause You are on my side/I trust You with my life/I know my story, it isn't over/Even against all odds You are a faithful God."



For Fans Of

We The Kingdom, Rend Collective, Pat Barrett



Final Word

Although 2020 has been a hard year, Faithful God will lift you and give you hope. I Am They truly released this album at the perfect time. This album is so encouraging, and I'm sure you'll love it. You can stream Faithful God now on Apple Music and Spotify.


 



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Power in the Name of Jesus | Posted October-07-2020
What You Need To Know

Skylee Shea is a new artist who has a passion for music and Jesus. Originally from Arizona, Skylee now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, pursuing a career in music. Although Skylee is a relatively new artist, she's been touring with big-name artists, such as Building 429 and We Are Vessel. Her newest release, "When I Speak Your Name," was written alongside her mentor Jason Roy, and producer/writer Carter Frodge.



What it Sounds Like

"When I Speak Your Name" has both a great pop/worship sound and a great message. Skylee's new single is a well-produced song; Her vocals round the song out perfectly. I was introduced to her music last year. And, I think that her songs keep getting better and better. New female artists have been on the rise lately, and Skylee is one of them. She's an artist that you don't want to miss out on. If you're on the lookout for some new pop music, you'll love Skylee's new single.



Spiritual Highlights

This new single is all about the power that's in the name of Jesus. Whenever we speak His name, the darkness and shame surrounding us have to flee. Our worship is a weapon against the enemy: this is a big theme throughout this song. John 8:12 (NIV) says, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." This song reflects that verse, and the freedom and light we have in God. "You've shown me whenever I speak your name/The shame that I hide and every lie is erased"



Final Word

Overall, Skylee released a great song! I'm excited to see what's next for her and her career. I know that a lot of people will love this new song. You can stream "When I Speak Your Name" now on Spotify and Apple Music.


 



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An Album With an Emphasize on Worship | Posted September-02-2020
What You Need To Know

Jeremy Camp is an amazing artist who has been in the music industry for years. He's released hit songs like "Walk by Faith," "There Will Be A Day," "Keep Me in the Moment," and others. Earlier this year, a movie came out about his life called I Still Believe, which is based on the story of his first wife, Melissa, who died of cancer, and Jeremy's highly successful song "I Still Believe." Two years after Melissa died, Jeremy met his second wife, Adrienne Liesching, former lead singer of The Benjamin Gate. Jeremy and Adrienne recently teamed up for their latest project, The Worship Project. This is the first time the couple has ever released an album together. It features six brand new tracks that both Jeremy and Adrienne sing on together.



What it Sounds Like

Worship is in the name of this new album, and it truly is filled with worship. Each song could easily be sung at church. With the acoustic guitars and keyboards that are featured frequently throughout this record and the powerful lyrics that are in every song, this new album has a church-like feel to it. Jeremy and Adrienne have both been making music on their own solo endeavors for a long time, so it's exciting that they decided to finally release a project together. Their voices blend so well.



Spiritual Highlights

Since this pandemic started, we've all faced a lot. Jeremy and Adrienne wrote most songs out of their struggles. There's a consistent theme throughout this album of who Jesus is. The album begins with "Your Way Yahweh," and closes out with "Isn't The Name." The names of Jesus are repeated multiple times throughout this record, echoing that Jesus is all we need in this life. Right now, what we all need is a reminder of who Jesus is and how He is all we need. This album gives us that reminder.



Best Song on the Record

It's hard to single out one song because each one is so powerful. However, "Whatever May Come" really stands out to me. It's a beautiful reminder that this broken world will one day be renewed. In the meantime, we can call on God and fall on our knees in the middle of all the fear and pain. It's such an uplifting song with such encouraging lyrics. "I will call, I will call upon You/Whatever I face You are with me/I will fall, I will fall on my knees/For every heartbreak You will hold me."



For Fans Of

Tenth Avenue North, Matt Redman, Phil Wickham



Final Word

Overall, Jeremy and Adrienne released an amazing album. I hope that we'll hear more new music from them soon because this new record is so great. If you're looking for a new worship album, look no further. Stream The Worship Project on Apple Music and Spotify.


 



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An Album That All of Your Best Friends Will Love | Posted August-24-2020
What You Need To Know

Hillsong Young & Free is the youth band for Hillsong Church in Australia. They're bringing a fresh new take to worship music, in a way that this generation of youth can relate to. The band started making music in 2012. And, since, then they've released multiple different projects and EPs. Over the past few months, the band released several new singles that have garnered more than 15 million streams. All Of My Best Friends, Young & Free's fourth album, features 20 tracks. It features singles, such as "Best Friends," "Never Have I Ever," and "World Outside Your Window." This new album features 13 songs recorded live in Sydney, Australia, and seven studio recordings.



What it Sounds Like

In their songs, Hillsong Young & Free always bring out so many great biblical truths and topics that are relatable to young people.
All Of My Best Friends is no exception. From the upbeat "Need Your Love" to the slower "As I Am," whether you like worship or if you like more pop-inspired songs, this album has a song for you. Sometimes it can be hard to find albums with this much variety, but Young & Free made sure there was a song for everyone on this record. This album has a great sound to it. I know that you're going to love it.



Spiritual Highlights

From "Indescribable" to "Never Have I Ever," there's a consistent message throughout this album about the character of God. In "Indescribable," we hear how good God is to us, and "Never Have I Ever" shares how great God's love is. It's beautiful hearing these important topics put into song form. Each song is a reminder that the most important thing that we have in life is our relationship with God. In "World Outside Your Window," the band shares how quickly life can pass us by. I love how in every song, Young & Free shares the importance of having a relationship with Jesus.



Best Song on the Record

The best song on the record would have to be "Best Friends." This song is fun, upbeat, and features a live audience. Ever since I first heard it, I loved this song and knew it was going to be a hit. We're all on our phones so much these days. We're always looking for some kind of quick-fix to satisfy us when the only way we can truly be satisfied is through Jesus. This song speaks to that topic. "All of my best friends are sick of pretending/We want the truth/So much is missing so give us the real thing/I know it's You."



For Fans Of

ELEVATION RHYTHM, Hillsong UNITED, Passion



Final Word

Overall, Hillsong Young & Free released a really great album. I know that it will be enjoyed for years to come. There are so many amazing songs on this record.



Stream 
All Of My Best Friends on Apple Music and Spotify.

 



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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.



Spiritual Highlights

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."



For Fans Of

Land of Color, We The Kingdom, Wild Harbors



Final Word

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. 




Stream Burn on Apple Music and Spotify.

 



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A Beautiful Reminder of Who God Is | Posted August-04-2020
What You Need To Know

We The Kingdom is a new worship band, a family band. We The Kingdom is comprised of brothers Ed and Scott Cash, Ed's kids Franni and Martin, and family friend Andrew Bergthold. The band released their hit song "Holy Water" in 2019. And, ever since, Christian music fans have fallen in love with them. We The Kingdom has toured with artists like Chris Tomlin, Zach Williams, among others. Their new 12-track album Holy Water features singles "God So Loved," "Dancing on the Waves," and, of course, "Holy Water."



What it Sounds Like

Holy Water is fresh and different from other worship albums. From the choir in "Child of Love," to the slower ballad "SOS," there's a song for everyone. No two songs are the same which is what I love about We The Kingdom. Some songs are more soulful, while others are more worshipful. The lyrics in every song are meaningful and have such depth to them. I truly believe that this album will help you realize God's love for you. It will remind you that God is for you, not against you.



Spiritual Highlight

The biggest theme on Holy Water is who God is. "SOS" is a reminder that God will save us, even at our lowest point. "No Doubt About It" is a beautiful song that reflects on how God will always be with us. And, "Peace" tells us that God will give us peace, even when there's chaos all around us. So often Christian songs don't have a very deep message to them, but these songs absolutely do. These songs are such a gift. From the depth of the lyrics to the wonderful vocals, this record is a masterpiece filled with biblical truths.



Best Song on the Record

"Dancing on the Waves" is a song that holds a special place in my heart. It is the best song on the record. It's such a peaceful song, that always helps clear my mind. I first heard this song when Bethel Music released it on their Peace album, and since then I've probably listened to it 50 times. If you're looking for a song to calm you down and ease your mind, I would highly suggest listening to this. There have been few songs that I've found that bring me so much peace like this one does. "I dare you to believe how much I love you now/Don't be afraid, I am your strength/We'll be walking on the water, dancing on the waves."




For Fans Of

Bethel Music, Mosaic MSC, Cody Carnes



Final Word

Overall, this album is so powerful and beautiful in so many ways. It's one of my favorite albums of 2020. I know you're going to love it. I've had Holy Water on repeat. And, I'm sure you'll have it on repeat, too. Stream Holy Water on Apple Music and Spotify.


 



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