Bright City - Still Vol 2

Published Friday 23rd March 2018
Bright City - Still Vol 2
Bright City - Still Vol 2

STYLE: Pop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 168297-26556
LABEL: Integrity Music 0000768709528
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2018-03-02
RRP: £12.99


Reviewed by Stephen Luff

If you've been following the expanding modern worship scene of Great Britain you will know that Bright City based at Brighton's St. Peter's Church have produced two extraordinarily creative albums. This project doesn't reach the epic heights of 'Bright City: Songs Of Faith And Hope From St Peter's Brighton' and 'Hello Maker' but then this is a far less ambitious project. The 'Still' series conceived by Integrity Music features instrumental versions of what are considered the best worship songs currently circulating the world Church. Volume One performed by Rivers & Robots was good and this, thanks to the amazing production skills of Jonny Byrd is even better. Songs include "Our God Reigns" and "When I Survey" but with plenty of fresh arrangements. The latter, for example, gains a totally new approach which to my mind is very refreshing. Another, the lesser-known "Here For You", uses the band's layered keys to create something engaging, modern and, to me, escaping the easy trap of an instrumental album sounding like a film soundtrack. It is great to hear an album challenging the status quo in an instrumental worship genre which too often in the past has found itself in a rut.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Our God Reigns [Listen]
2. Here For You [Listen]
3. Great Are You Lord [Listen]
4. Before The Throne Of God Above [Listen]
5. Spirt Break Out [Listen]
6. Waiting Here For You [Listen]
7. No Longer Slaves [Listen]
8. Forever Yours [Listen]
9. What A Beautiful Name [Listen]
10. Build My Life [Listen]
11. Rock Of Our Salvation [Listen]
12. When I Survey [Listen]
13. So Will I (100 Billion X) [Listen]

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Product Description
Integrity Music is excited to announce Still: Volume 2, the second release in its series of instrumental worship albums, each featuring the unique sound of a guest producer. Following the critically acclaimed Volume 1 with UK band Rivers & Robots, Still Volume 2 features the UK creative movement Bright City, based out of St. Peters Church in Brighton.

Infusing modern worship songs with a vibrant, chilled aesthetic, Still Volume 2 delivers the perfect backdrop for moments of devotion, prayer and meditation for individuals and churches. From creating an atmosphere for soaking prayer to offering a sonic oasis during the rush hour commute, this series calls listeners to still their hearts before God. Recorded in various locations around the UK and mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, Still is emotive and reminiscent of a film score, combining strings, brass elements and electronic instrumentation.

Under the guidance of Producer Jonny Bird (Martin Smith, Army of Bones) Bright City really wanted to take the old and new and weave them together.

If you are a fan of Bright City, you will want to immediately add this to your collection. If you're new to Bright City, this is a great introduction.

Tracklist
Our God Reigns
Here For You
Great Are You Lord
Before The Throne Of God Above
Spirt Break Out
Waiting Here For You
No Longer Slaves
Forever Yours
So Will I
Build My Life
Rock of My Salvation
What A Beautiful Name
When I Survey

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