Mack Brock - Greater Things

Published Tuesday 9th July 2019
Mack Brock - Greater Things
Mack Brock - Greater Things

STYLE: Pop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 173808-28467
LABEL: Sparrow
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Matthew Cordle

Having served with Elevation Worship for a decade and writing/co-writing many songs during that time, Mack Brock embarked on his solo music journey in 2017. 'Greater Things' is his first full album of songs since then, released digitally in September 2018, and re-released in 2019 as a deluxe CD version incorporating five songs from his EP, 'Covered'. The opening words of the title track immediately set the tone, "My life is built on your faithfulness/My hope is held in your promises," introducing the overarching theme of God's great faithfulness and steadfastness. Mack's songs are brimming over with truths regarding God's nature and his acts, using these things as a springboard for praise and a call for our response. It's hard to pick highlights when every song is good, but "Christ Is Risen" is on the list for my church already, being a triumphant song of praise to Jesus for the glorious hope we have because of his resurrection. "Into Dust" is a poignant reflection on God's breathing life into each one of us individually, "But into my dust you poured your grace/Lifted my head and spoke my name." The gentle closing song, "To The End", a duet with Amanda Cook, finishes up where we began, with God's faithfulness: Zephaniah's image of God singing over his people from the beginning, in the darkness before creation, constantly with us all the time, chasing us as a shepherd after a lost sheep, ultimate faithfulness.my soul sings "Hallelujah!" in response.to the end. Mack sings emotively, the musical arrangements sensitively supporting him, and it's lovely that they're not all over-cooked, barrages of sound! There are many delicate, stripped-back moments, and there's plenty of air to breathe as you journey through the album. Thoroughly recommended for both private and corporate worship, not least because the vocal range is suitable for congregational singing, which is frustratingly not always evident on many modern worship releases! All in all, a thoroughly recommended album from a worship leader and songwriter good enough to climb to the heights of the Tomlins and Redmans.

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