Jody McBrayer - Keep Breathing

Published Saturday 21st May 2016
Jody McBrayer - Keep Breathing
Jody McBrayer - Keep Breathing

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 160129-23670
LABEL: Stow Town 643157436874
RELEASE DATE: 2016-02-26
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Stephen Curry

The former Avalon tenor has released his first new material since he stepped back from performing with the band for health reasons nearly a decade ago. This is stylistically a pop album with a few different influences from the gospel "Good To Be Home" to the orchestral "What It Takes To Be A Savior". Melissa Green appears on "God Is On Control", a different version to Avalon's cover of the Twila Paris standard, slower but just as impactful and emotional. One of the best songs has to be the worshipful "With Each Borrowed Breath", a masterful praise ballad with Celtic overtones, a classic in the making. McBrayer has a powerful and high octane voice which conveys well on tracks with contrasting tempos, displaying heartfelt emotion and passion. This is an excellently produced comeback album with many highlights and great melodies.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Good To Be Home [Listen]
2. Only You (I Speak Your Name) [Listen]
3. What It Takes To Be A Savior [Listen]
4. God Is In Control (Duet With Melissa Greene) [Listen]
5. Keep Breathing [Listen]
6. In The Presence Of Jesus [Listen]
7. Me [Listen]
8. With Each Borrowed Breath [Listen]
9. When We Look Back [Listen]
10. He Gave Me More Love [Listen]
11. This Is A Son [Listen]

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