Introspective and Worshipful
Posted June 14, 2017
By KevinDavis_NRT, Staff Reviewer
This entire Mosaic EP by independent artist Gordon Gregory feels seamless and intentional. It is the follow-up to his debut Between Redemption and the Pain. Having grown up in South Africa, Gordon Gregory has a unique outlook on life, and it shows in his songwriting.
I have had the privilege to meet and worship with Gordon, and he truly has a passion for praising our God. Right from the opening track "Good Enough" there is an uplifting reverence and joy in worship. The fresh song has an ambient, folk music flow. I'm really engaged by Gordon's emotional vocals and the deep, prayerful lyrics throughout the album.
The next songs "Places I Can't Follow," "Still" and "Abba Father" continue with an engaging ambient rock musical style. The soothing feel is just one of the many attractions to savor about this introspective worship album. I find that all the songs have me pondering eternity and my purpose, such as in the lyrics "Abba Father, come heal my heart to call You by Your name / Abba Father I need You to redeem the space You claim." Something I enjoy is how the songs include vulnerable and prayerful lyrics with instantly singable hooks, such as the sample of "This is My Father's World" included in "Abba Father."
The standout song "Unfettered" is next. Gordon's tender vocals take you on an emotional journey that gives me goose bumps every time I hear it. The lyrics and vocals are very stirring: "All I know is that when this love captures your soul, you will be unfettered and free."
"Whole" closes out this solid album with a stirring personal prayer about identity which incorporates the album title in the lyrics: "cause nothing's ever worthless in an artist's hands / and I'm a mosaic of a man who's finally found the strength to stand and believe / that I am all of me."
The Bottom Line: I'm drawn to Gordon's sincerity and relatable songwriting. If you want to experience a fresh, deep and completely worshipful album, look no further. I really like Gordon's singing voice as it is very soothing, and his album is great for meditative times of worship. I really enjoy the vibe of this album, and the melodies and lyrics are all solid and biblical. The Mosaic EP is hook-filled with catchy melodies wrapped around very introspective, worshipful and emotional lyrics.
Song to Download Now:
"Unfettered" (Get it on iTunes here.)
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