What You Need to Know Vive Worship is the worship ministry of Vive Church in San Francisco, CA. They are a collective of worshippers with a mission to, in their own words, release "songs that are bold in declaration of Jesus." A strong follow-up to the band's 2019 album, Resonance, their latest album Yes and Amen accomplishes that very goal.
What It Sounds Like
The Vive Worship sound is a combination of Pop-rock and Gospel that still keeps the feel of Sunday morning congregational worship. It's evident that these songs were written to help people engage in worship; they make it easy to sing along and enter into praise. The lyrics are anthemic, the melodic hooks are catchy and the drums keep the energy level high.
One of the strengths of Yes and Amen is that every song is so packed with Biblical truth and bold declarations of faith. "Chasing After You" is a perfect example of the kind of wholehearted, faith-filled prayers you hear on this album. So won't You guide me in Your grace/Can You shape all my desires, take them all and lift them higher/So I'll be walking in Your ways/Gonna shake it off and wake up/Won't stop, I'm only chasing after You
Best Song On The Record
"All Ways All Good" wins for best song on the record. The title is a clever play on words and the song captures a timeless truth in a fresh way. God is always good, works all things out for our good, and is worthy to be praised for His goodness. It has one of the stronger melodic and lyrical hooks on the album as well, making it even easier to catch on and sing along to right away.