Aaron Rios - Hiding Place Posted June 25, 2020 By JJFrancesco_NRT, Staff Reviewer
What You Need To Know
Aaron Rios is a musician, with a penchant for passionate, poetic, ambient worship with a pop-rock edge.
What It Sounds Like
With the worship genre drifting more and more into its own sound, it's refreshing to hear a worship releases that incorporates elements of pop and rock in an organic way. "You Alone" captures some groovy electronic hooks and also has rock elements that make the song energetic and exciting. The rest of the EP's songs take a bit more subdued approach, while still mixing in plenty of upbeat energy and slow-building musical goodness. Fans of worship music should still find these melodies more than accessible. But those who crave a bit more musical and vocal dynamics should also come away with more to love.
Thematically, the album covers familiar worship themes of Christ being our refuge and how we crave Him. With a bit more to say on the topic than the often repetitive choruses of the genre, the songs on this EP do the topics more justice and give the listener more to latch onto than is common in the worship space.