Andrew Marcus - Emptiness Speaks Volumes

Published Thursday 10th June 2010
Andrew Marcus - Emptiness Speaks Volumes
Andrew Marcus - Emptiness Speaks Volumes

STYLE: Pop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 93185-16514
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

A delight and a surprise. The previous album Canadian singer/songwriter Andrew was the worship project 'Salvation And Glory' which occasionally seemed a tad formulaic. But this new set sees the songsmith taking in influences such as the Killers and, particularly, Ben Johnson to create a vibey, acoustic rock delight. The opener, "Darkness Into Skies", is about how temptation sometimes comes disguised as something beautiful, like romance. With its haunting mid tempo shuffle and Andrew's husky yet tremulous voice, the hook "Where will we be on Judgment Day" bites home while the song ends in a glorious falsetto note. Not every subsequent track can meet the standards of this gem though "Living Letters" comes close with its telling lines "We are living letters that the world is reading/Painted pictures that the world is seeing." The production throughout is faultless save for the unnecessary effect on Andrew's voice on "Yet I Wait". To sum up, a fine album by a musician who has found creative ways of expressing faith in the modern world.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Darkness In Disguise [Listen]
2. Living Letters [Listen]
3. Where They Need Us [Listen]
4. Yet I Wait [Listen]
5. Emptiness Speaks Volumes [Listen]
6. Joy In The Mourning [Listen]
7. Falling [Listen]
8. Gone Is Yesterday [Listen]
9. Good Times [Listen]
10. Home Of My Soul [Listen]
11. It's All Washed Away [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Veronica in Vancouver, Canada @ 20:38 on Jun 10 2010

Yeah! so happy for Andrew, he is an amazing worship leader. He finds joy in all that he does, truly living for the Lord!



Posted by Margo @ 20:02 on Jun 10 2010

I can't agree more. heard the album 100 times still love it everytime.

Awesome Job and obvious talent



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