Aaron Graham - Not About Us

Published Monday 25th December 2017
Aaron Graham - Not About Us
Aaron Graham - Not About Us

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 167291-26040
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Ian Whitwood

This is a trans-Atlantic project, with Belfast-based worship leader and singer/songwriter Aaron and Brazil-based musician/producer Felipe Gonzalez combining to produce a quality 10-track album. The opening track, "Cry Out" (released as a single) has a steady, insistent rhythm which slows at the bridge, "Send your power (x3) on us," as Aaron cries to God to assist persecuted believers. "Heal This Land" brings 2 Chronicles 7:14 (a Scripture used as a church rallying call in recent years) to life as Aaron expands its message to increase its contemporary application. Musically there are references to other artists in both Aaron's singing (shades of Michael Stipe of R.E.M. and Dan Heseltine of Jars Of Clay on "He's Alive") and his guitar playing (Brian May-style riffs on the title track and Thin Lizzy and punk rock-style riffs on "Proclaiming Jesus"). But such eclecticism works well and his interpretations of classic gospel songs "What A Friend" and "Your Amazing Grace" are particular standouts. Having listened to this album on my car CD player for several weeks without tiring of its lively and engaging content I have nothing but praise that Messrs Graham and Gonzalez have delivered an album which in terms of quality stands up against record label releases made for far bigger budgets.

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Reader Comments

Posted by lisa Ritter in Aiken,SC USA @ 15:17 on Jan 22 2022

i have not heard #AaronVaughGraham’s full new album because I do not believe it is available for purchase on platforms in the US yet, so I will be purchasing the signed CD from Akron. i have heard releases and previews on independent ministries and broadcast channels Christian Media Spotlight and Reds Room Entertainment! we have a great platform for getting the music ? bc poe

Posted by Robbie Connor in Coleraine N.Ireland @ 08:05 on Jul 22 2018

The moment I started listening to this CD emailed to me by Aaron in MP3 format. I knew instantly it was up there with all the big record labels. Aaron went on to tell me that he was having difficulty in getting radio stations to play it. Their loss. I can tell you that we here at Hectors House Internet Radio a non-profit community internet radio station based in Coleraine Northern Ireland have already included it into our regular playlist. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Please check out our facebook group Hectors House Radio for details of our scheduled live broadcasting dates and times. Which are posted as and when available. A link to listen to our station can be found on Aaron V Graham music web site. Once again guys excellent work. We pray it will be a big success for you.

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