STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 29220-13014 LABEL: Survivor SURCD5094 FORMAT: CD Mini-album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-07-31 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Andrew Lamb
Any worship leader in Survivor's Emerge series is worth hearing with their impressive track record when it comes to nurturing up and coming musicians. Ben is no doubt a highly talented young worship leader as he broke into a very energetic opener "Come Into The Light" that will have you out of your seat and dancing around the living room or singing from your car. Ben gives an enthusiastic start to the album and such energy is evident throughout this seven-song introduction to the young worship leader benefiting from Tim Hughes' mentoring. The lyrics from the fiery "You Are" and "You're The Light" are positively refreshing and send a good message out to those listening. The downside for me was that none of the songs here stood out as being particularly fresh and had begun in parts to sound samey. With the obvious and very apparent talent that the young Ben possesses it would have been good to hear him stretch himself more with more musical and lyrical variation.
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