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A Must-Hear Worship Experience
Posted March 05, 2018
By CaitlinLassiter_NRT, Staff Reviewer

A ministry of Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities, EQ Worship is bridging the gap between denomination divides and age differences to provide an authentic worship experience for all. Now being shared with the world, their debut EP Push Out The Dark came to life through the group's desire to see God bring light to their own city and community. 

What it Sounds Like: 
EQ Worship has described their sound as "Lumineers meets Housefires," and that proves to be a spot-on comparison for this EP. From the opening moments, listeners are greeted with a truly refreshing worship sound that few other groups have ever pulled off this well. Combine that intriguing sound with gorgeous harmonies and inviting gang vocals, and you've got an EP that is well worth the listen. 

Spiritual Highlights: 
Push Out the Dark as a whole feels like an intimate worship experience. Whether the moment is energetic or more reverent, each song brings praise to Christ and speaks of His promises. Pulling in old hymns "Be Thou My Vision," "There Is A Fountain" and "Oh, For A Thousand Tongues" brings a unified feel to the worship atmosphere set by these recordings, meshing the new with the old and giving everyone something they can connect to.

Best Song on the Record: 
If you want a song heavily-influenced by the folk elements, EQ Worship's take on "Be Thou My Vision" is highly enjoyable. For a more subdued moment of worship, acoustic "Take Me to The Rock" is a powerful yet reverent offering of surrender and trust. 

For Fans Of: 
Rend Collective, Crowder, The Lumineers, Housefires

Final Word: 
In a must-hear debut, Push Out The Dark brings together the lively elements of folk music with the passion and reverence of genuine worship for a unique musical experience. 

Listen to it on Spotify and iTunes

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