STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 150745-22082 LABEL: Elevation ELE2028D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2014-04-29 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
Floridian singer/songwriter Andrew Ehrenzeller's second album is his first on the Jesus Culture label and contains a wealth of self-penned songs that worship God at every turn. Utilising the production skills of Jeremy Edwardson and Jonathan Berlin, Ehrenzeller kicks things off in inventive fashion with the staccato "Cornerstone" before settling into more standard worship mode with the usual pounding drums, driving guitars and a general similarity between songs providing the backdrop to the man's gritty and impressive vocals for the first part of this release. Thankfully, proceedings seem to turn on a sixpence at the half way point with the stripped down tender song of admiration "Set My Love" effecting a mood change that makes this collection of songs come alive. Reflective numbers such as "Meet You There" and "Salvation" feel more heartfelt than the brasher earlier songs on account of a more considered musical approach whilst the epic "Farewell Babylon" - complete with hints of Peter Gabriel in his 1980s prime - is the undoubted highlight of this enjoyable release.
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Children of Promise has an edgy, modern rock vibe with pop sensibilities and a poetic lyrical depth. A collaborative effort with acclaimed producer Jeremy Edwardson, this album is thoughtfully and carefully arranged. From the feel-good rhythms and smoky vocals of Band of Sons to the dance- praise beats of I Will Bless The Lord or the prodigal-son ballad Meet You There, each song carries the message of promise in its own unique way.
Andrew sings from an authentic place of revelation employing powerful imagery to convey God’s heart. This album is sure to become a permanent fixture in people’s hearts.