STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 106266-19370 LABEL: Forerunner 821827007023 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2011-02-14 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Andrew Townend
When taking only the music of this album Missouri-based worship leader at face value it comes across as vague and confused as it meanders, perplexingly, between soulful, passionate worship and hip-hop praise a little like Toby Mac. Some of the worship sounds a little like Robin Mark with some Celtic stylings and a penny whistle on "Hallelujah" and "Always Faithful". Cory's voice is not too dissimilar to Matt Thiessen of Relient K while thematically the lyrics are clearly intended to channel the listener's focus toward God rather than toward the music itself with plenty of Bible passages quoted, in particular the Psalms. Cory also uses his gift of tongues in his music. The clear focus on the Godhead enables one to overcome the jarring stylistic changes. And the song "Hallelujah" is a contemplative gem which would go down a storm in the global Church, if they ever got to hear it.
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Cory Asbury’s first solo album Let Me See Your Eyes is a collection of indie-pop songs reflecting Cory’s passion to see Jesus more clearly and to feel His presence.
Cory’s honest lyrics express his heart’s cry to know the beauty of Christ. He sings with an ease that invites you to sing along and enjoy the nearness of the Holy Spirit.
The variety of genres on Let Me See Your Eyes makes it unique for a worship album.
The heartbeat of the album is a pledge of commitment and devotion to Jesus, poured out through imaginative melodies and instrumental interludes.
Many musical styles are expressed in Let Me See Your Eyes, from soul to rap to electro beats.
This music is fuelled by an unquenchable desire to behold God and be changed into His likeness.
The album’s driving rhythms and punctuated vocals create an atmosphere for radical worship, as Cory sings about God’s splendour and excellence.
Let Me See Your Eyes encourages you to celebrate the goodness of the Lord.