This album has grown from the work among the children attending the group of churches under the banner of The Elevation Church of North Carolina and shouldn't be confused with the British Elevation Kids releases. 'One In A Million' has all the necessary requisites for a children's album, three minute singalong songs which are easy to dance to. Bouncy, jiving synthesisers leading the simple melodies supported by electronic drums and plenty of memorable hooks, "No Fear In Love", "One In A Million", "He Has Won". The song subjects are sound - God is love and light; he has won all the battles; children are special. "Shine A Light" will test the theological knowledge of the young listeners as the song advises that "our praise will break the darkness," but this is an exception to the simplicity of the majority of the lyrics. The singers handle the songs competently, they are all well within the range of their vocal abilities but there's not a lot of emotional content to the performance. This all seems very similar to holiday camp children's entertainment but for parents confronted by much of the content and lyrics of modern music this could be a useful alternative to encourage youngsters to sing along with songs that have a positive message of love and hope.
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