Starfield [The Saving One]
Posted February 16, 2010
After the release of Starfield’s critically acclaimed I Will Go album, the band hit the road with a relentless passion to reach as many fans as possible around the globe. Starfield is quickly becoming a global band on a mission to reach the world with a message of hope and salvation. With the momentum built, Starfield returned to the studio to craft their new album The Saving One which is a unique mix of songs delivering tracks that will be heard across radio airwaves as well as be sung in Sunday morning services but most importantly all will bring the listener closer to Christ. The opening title track is a great example of the worshipful style of the songs, both in melody and message it reminds me of “Reign In Us” from I Will Go .
“Rediscover You” is my new favorite song by this great band. The second verse is truly the cry of my heart as well: “I want to learn to pray The way that David prayed, I want my soul to burn when I hear Your name, I want to feel like new, I want to hunger for You. Bring me back to life like only You can do. Cause I don't want to stay the same.” Wow, Tim Neufeld can really write catchy and meaningful lyrics. I’ve been enjoying Starfield since their debut album and “Filled With Your Glory,” “Everything Is Beautiful,” “Hosanna,” “Reign In Us” and “I Will Go” have been in heavy rotation for me. The best part about Starfield’s songs are reflected in truly biblical and prayerful lyrics set to catchy and extremely sing-able melodies. “Declaration of Dependence” is a rock song in the style of “My Generation.” “Overwhelm” is one of those great passionate songs that will have you singing along in prayer to have Jesus overwhelm you. “Top Of Our Lungs” includes a great electronic keyboard part with a heavy bass beat. The chorus “We’re gonna shout His praise at the top of our lungs” is sung passionately in response to the biblical truth of the pre-chorus “who the Son sets free, they are free indeed.”
Starfield has once again released their best overall album, with 10 great new songs reflecting pure and honest relevance to our Faith both in our personal lives and in our Church communities. The Saving One is an album that will find its way on a lot of “best of” lists for 2010, including mine.
For me, the standout songs are “The Saving One,” “Rediscover You,” “Declaration of Dependence,” “Overwhelm” and “Top Of Our Lungs.” If you like Hillsong United, Delirious, Chris Tomlin and David Crowder*Band, then you can’t go wrong with Starfield.
Rating: 9.3 out of 10 (93%, A)
Review written by: Kevin Davis | Review can also be found here.
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