Music that Speaks Louder than Words
Posted December 21, 2016
By PhillFeltham_NRT, Staff Reviewer
Experienced worship leader and singer/songwriter Tim Drisdelle wants to connect others with music. "We've all got to link up, and give a voice and a platform to one another's talent and art... music really is like The Universal Language. It breaks down barriers, knows no colors or boundaries and resonates within hearts without prejudice or exclusivity."
Drisdelle's interpretation of music as a universal language resonates with me greatly. His philosophy of togetherness overflows into his music. Drisdelle, a musician from Nova Scotia, Canada, recently released his new EP Heights.
Overall, each song is easy on the ears. From start to finish, Drisdelle delivers radio friendly tunes that rarely have dull moments. It is nice to hear songs with catchy hooks and positive lyrics--even though God is not regularly directly mentioned. "Falling Into Beautiful," a song that could easily be used as a motivational theme in a teen movie, kicks off the four-song EP, setting a happy mood with its catchy, upbeat hook.
Drisdelle delivers solid vocals with polished musical arrangements on the moderate tempo ballad "Finally," easily the EP's standout song. The arrangements are predictable, but there is enough variety to avoid repetition. "Never Alone" picks up the pace. Drisdelle sings how God provides comfort in dark times: "I am not far off from home / I am never alone." A big plus about this song--and the other three on the Heights EP--is that it can be enjoyed by a wider audience, not just Christians.
"Where Do I Go," a lively song, concludes Heights on somewhat of a high note. While the song is catchy, its arrangement does not keep the listener's attention from start to finish.
The Bottom Line: If these four songs are only a taste of what Drisdelle's subsequent EPs and albums are like, listeners will have an enjoyable musical experience. Music that speaks clearly about quality.
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