Maria Gilpin - Giving It All

Published Thursday 10th November 2016
Maria Gilpin - Giving It All
Maria Gilpin - Giving It All

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 162575-24336
LABEL: 7Core Music 7CEP00104
FORMAT: CD EP
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2016-10-21
PRICE: £3.99

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Reviewed by Paul S Ganney

Maria Gilpin is a singer/songwriter and worship leader from Portadown, Northern Ireland and cites some of her influences as The Civil Wars and The Lumineers. I'd probably add Adele and Alisha Keys to that list. She has a very clear and powerful voice tinged with an Irish accent that I liked a lot. The arrangements are fairly sparse (piano/guitar/gentle drums, all beautifully played), allowing her voice to shine. Lyrically her worship background powers through - there's no doubt about where she's coming from, with an emphasis on serving Christ, especially giving everything to him. I especially liked the slightly off-kilter backing rhythm to "Lead My Way" which ran beautifully into a straight-ahead chorus and lifted the song. The final song on this, Maria's debut, "Overflow" is the one that soars the most and really shows off her expressive voice. It could have been so ordinary but Maria's voice lifts the material well above that.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Giving It All [Listen]
2. You Give Life [Listen]
3. Lead My Way [Listen]
4. Fashioned By [Listen]
5. Overflow [Listen]

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Product Description
Maria Gilpin is a talented singer songwriter and worship leader from Portadown, Northern Ireland.

Maria's debut EP draws influences from artists such as The Civil Wars and The Lumineers. She travels with her husband and co-writer Mark, bringing their music and hoping that people relate to the songs they sing.

"Through our songs we hope and pray that people will find peace in Jesus and see that they aren't in their journey alone", says Maria.

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