Posts Tagged ‘new music’

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The Dream by Sanctus Real – The Dream is Alive

Just two years shy of their last album Run, offering the popular singles “Promises” and “Pray,” the five piece group of Ohio-based rockers known as Sanctus Real are back with their latest effort, 2014′s The Dream.  Joined by new members Jake Rye (bass) and Seth Huff (guitar), band mainstays Chris Rohman (guitar), Mark Graalman (drums), and frontman Matt Hammitt deliver 12 new tracks, promising to add yet another layer of depth to their ever assailable themes.  The title track “The Dream” starts off on a moody and slightly electronic note. It’s a nod to the familiar vibe of

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Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas by Michael W. Smith – Christmas With Family and Friends

Multi-Grammy and Dove award winner Michael W. Smith celebrates Christmas in his newest album The Spirit of Christmas. Ringing in the holiday season with him are some well-known names in Country music, including Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town and Martina McBride. The album has the feeling of a friends and family TV special.

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Unto Us by Aaron Shust – Unto Us A Christmas Classic Is Given

In Christian Christmas music in our day and age, it’s pretty much a given that two to four major players every year will give us a full length Christmas album, a few others an EP, and several more still a single or compilation contribution. Christmas music has become significant even in mainstream, and Christmas projects often serve as a sort of career milestone. With spirits so high during those last 6 or so weeks of the year when most of us really listen to Christmas music regularly, who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? The problem comes

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Between the Stars by Flyleaf – Holding Their Own

The 2012 release of Flyleaf’s New Horizons was largely eclipsed by the startling news of iconic lead singer Lacey Sturm’s departure, a development that left fans uncertain about the future. As one of the most successful crossover hard rock acts of the past decade (their self-titled 2005 debut is certified platinum), transition to a new lead singer was a treacherous path for the band to navigate, requiring them to win over their fanbase all over again. That new lead singer is Kristen May, a powerhouse singer/songwriter who formerly fronted disbanded act Vedera. Despite Lacey Sturm’s

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The Art Of Celebration by Rend Collective – The Feels!

There are two kinds of music that I can listen to all the time without tiring of them: Irish music, and Christian music. This band brings a perfect blend of those genres! The lyrics, while simple, encourage worship at every turn. One can’t help but sing and dance when the songs from The Art of Celebration come on!

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The Now and Not Yet by Summit Worship – A Solid Worship Surprise

With their sophomore release, Summit FutureNow gives us a little gem of an EP with The Now and The Not Yet. Never having heard of The Summit Church in Raleigh/Durham before (I’m Canadian), I was pleasantly surprised by the album. Worship EPs are usually kind of like an all-in-one worship set for the busy Christian. Five songs, consistent theme, one Jesus.

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Into Your Love, I Go by Seeker & Servant – Redefining Worship Music

Seeker & Servant debuts their first album Into your Love I Go with an impressive amount of vulnerability. Their goal of bringing a fresh approach to Christian music is met by their raw and honest lyrics mixed with a catchy sound. Avid listeners of Mumford & Sons and Rend Collective Experiment will be particularly pleased with their electric blend of acoustic folk rock. The album starts on a high note with the energetic “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us,” an upbeat track praising God for setting us free. Musically, this is the strongest track on the album

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Here Is My Worship by Jaye Thomas – An Offering Of Worship

Powerhouse gospel vocalist and worship leader Jaye Thomas is back for the first time since his debut in 2008. This time, he brings us a Spirit-filled album recorded live at the OneThing Conference and appropriately named Here Is My Worship. After coming from a long line of minsters and studying jazz at Duke University, it’s no surprise that Jaye is not only good, but also passionate at what he does.  With the help of vocal ensemble The Cry singing background, this album finds the diversity to catch you from the beginning and keep your attention until the last note. 

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Plastic Guns by Alisa Childers – awesome!

Thank you for being a musician that is inspired by God!  It Is so amazing to hear music that glorifies him and gives him all the praise. I pray that He blesses you in your ministry and that you are able to continue in your career and help other come to Christ! Thank you for all you do in the name of our Lord!  Thank you for being a musician that is inspired by God!  It Is so amazing to hear music that glorifies him and gives him all the praise. I pray that He blesses you in your ministry

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Cray Button (feat. Lecrae) – single by Family Force 5 – Crazy Fun

If you like weirdness that is a little hard to understand and even harder to explain, this song and its music video were literally made for you. That said, it is a crazy fun, funny, upbeat dance song! It has beautiful music, creative lyrics, and endless fun!

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Honestly by Rachael Messini – An Album that Empowers

For a while it was taboo for Christian artists to write songs dealing with relationships or life situations. Rachael Messini has been one to do this even when it was not very popular to do so. She (along with brothers Je’kob and Josh Washington) made waves and blazed trails as the Souljahz. Later, she and Je’kob became to the duo, The Washington Projects. Now, as a solo artist, Rachael releases Honestly, an album that is completely Rachael which is good ol’ life music.  Wives who are trying to have a child or woman who had trouble having children will

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Reimagine by Everfound – Reimagined Sounds

The three Russian brothers in Everfound took the Christian music world by storm when they exploded onto the scene last year. They captured our ears and hearts with their new take on music and the way they added such passion and energy to a song. Not afraid to try new sounds and add new elements, their style has made them one of the most exciting and enjoyable bands we’ve heard in a long time.  After the success of their debut self-titled album months back, the Word Records artists are returning with a surprise remix EP, appropriately named Reimagine. The

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