Cody Carnes - The Darker The Night/The Brighter The Morning
STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 166652-25925 LABEL: Sparrow 0602557437485 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2017-10-20 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
Dallas-based worship artist Cody Carnes states that the aim of his latest release is to declare the hope of Jesus into hopeless situations and to communicate the fact that Jesus' death on the cross put death and darkness in its place. This mission is more or less fulfilled in the album's opener "Resurrection Blood" - a swampy blues stomp that morphs ingeniously into a neat dance pop tune midway through - and other rousing tracks like the anthemic "Banner" and the U2-like single "The Cross Has The Final Word" all help press home the overriding theme of victory in Christ. For the most part, Carnes keeps things varied and the musical backdrop to each track plays towards his strengths as a powerful and distinctive vocalist. For instance, an inventive electronica adaptation of Psalm 42 "Til The End Of Time" (featuring a cameo from Mrs Carnes, fellow worship artist Kari Jobe) sits comfortably next to more full band numbers whilst occasional acoustic guitar-led offerings such as "Hold It All" add further diversity to proceedings. Occasionally, the album strays into bog standard modern worship territory with the likes of "Wait Here" possessing the plodding Coldplay sound that has been overused of late but there is more than enough originality found elsewhere to make up for that. A live version of "The Cross Has The Final Word" adds the icing on the cake to this accomplished release.
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September 2017 brings the debut studio album from developing worship leader Cody Carnes.
Cody is the husband of top-selling artist Kari Jobe and he both performed & opened for her on her nationwide The Garden Tour, as well as joining & leading alongside her at Big Church Live with Matt Redman.
He wrote 'Let The Heavens Open' 'The Garden' & 'Love Of My Soul' with Kari Jobe on her albums Majestic & The Garden.
This album includes a bonus live version of 'The Cross Has The Final Word.'