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Unshakable Solo Debut
Posted June 26, 2018
By MattDurlin_NRT, Staff Reviewer


What You Need to Know:
After a 27-year run with southern rock and worship band Third Day, as one of their founding members and guitarist, Mark Lee is embracing the next chapter of his career by exploring a new style of music. Unshakable Heart is his debut EP featuring a touch of his southern roots and a whole lot of acoustic goodness.

What it Sounds Like:
Unshakable Heart is a departure from what Mark Lee had been delivering as part of Third Day. This EP allowed Lee to explore more of a folk rock and acoustic blend. 

Hurt Road” is a song that was written along the same theme as his recent book of the same title. This tune leads off the crowd-funded EP with a catchy melody and a message about how in order to become what we are called to, we may have to first walk a difficult path. The title track, “Unshakeable Heart,” is more of a country-folk song – something that might be heard over a meal at Cracker Barrel.  It is a relaxing tune to enjoy while driving on country roads on a Sunday afternoon.

Third Day fans will recognize the last track, “When the Rain Comes,” which is an acoustic remake of the same track from Third Day’s 1999 studio album, Time.

Spiritual/Lyrical Highlights:
The most radio-friendly song on the too-short debut from Mark Lee is also one of the most impactful songs from a spiritual standpoint. “Do Not Be Afraid” is a song about trusting the Lord, with the chorus encouraging listeners to give their concerns over to God.

In all, the album is sure to allow for quiet moments of reflection while enjoying excellent music.

Best Song on the Record:
For fans of southern rock, “Glorious One” is the best track on the album. It brings a bit of extra edge with a well-balanced bass line throughout that drives the pace and features an instrumental break that leads into a bridge where Mark Lee shows off his vocal chops.

For Fans Of:
Third Day, Burlap to Cashmere, Jars of Clay

Final Word:
Unshakable Heart is a solid solo debut from Mark Lee as he closes the Third Day chapter and ventures into the next chapter of his career. The title track, and Third Day cover, will keep longtime fans engaged, while the others bring in new fans.

Listen on Spotify and iTunes.

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