Posted August 02, 2019
By JakeFrederick_NRT, Staff Reviewer
What You Need To Know
In 2018, Mac Powell introduced us to the Family Reunion on the Third Day Farewell Reunion Tour and threw Christmas parties around the country celebrating the release of December. When we caught up with Mac in December of 2018, he told us that while the album was available online (and at his shows as well), it would be released through a record company in the summer of 2019. I picked up my copy at the show, and have been eagerly anticipating it's release ever since.
What It Sounds Like
This is a Country Music album through and through. Banjos, steel guitars, spoons–they're all present. Well, maybe not spoons, but it's definitely not Pop-Country. I'm not normally a country kind of guy, but the musicianship of this album is top-notch and makes for a great listen. If I were to compare it to a Country era, I would compare it with the late '90s-early '00s, to me one of the best periods for the genre. On top of that, Mac's voice is still as distinctive and smooth as ever.
While this album isn't what we're used to from Third Day albums in terms of straight worship and spiritual lyrics, this album is still full of spiritual content. The album talks a lot about the joy of relationships and family. "Flood Waters" talks about placing faith in God when times get tough. "Red on a Rose" says that God will never let you go, like red on a rose. "Heaven" was co-written with Josh Wilson, and talks about keeping our eyes on Heaven along with singing that we'll be seeing our loved ones again when we get there.
Best Song On The Album
This is a toss-up for me. I love the energy of "Whoo!" and the party that the song is. It's the kind of song that makes you roll your windows down and try to blow out your car speakers when it comes on. On the other hand, I also love "I Can Get Used to This." It's a love song, something that is rare in Christian music - but, I think we could use more songs celebrating romance. It also reminds me of slow dancing in high school (usually an awkward experience for me), but the nostalgia is still awesome.
For Fans Of
Mallory Hope, Third Day, Mark Lee
This album takes you straight to the front porch of a Georgia house and puts a sweet tea in your hand. This could easily be the soundtrack to "the good ol' days."
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