STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 156446-23132 LABEL: Gotee 669447005070 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2015-07-31 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Georgia's Finding Favour's self-titled EP produced not one but an unprecedented four Cross Rhythms radio hits so we approached this, their first full-length album, with some enthusiasm. We weren't disappointed. From the off the South Georgia band lay down a statement of intent. "Refuge" is a powerful worship anthem and from the moment the drums explode onto the track we are swept along in praise to God who is indeed our refuge from all trouble. Equally effective is the midtempo song "I'll Find You" on which lead singer Blake Neesmith sings tenderly as he contemplates the enormity of making the divine connection. For a complete change, the country-tinged "Tiny Town", complete with some jaunty banjo, is a narrative song on which Neesmith offers some home town memories while "Cast My Cares" turns on the power chords with such vigour that it reminded another reviewer of "Baba O'Riley" by The Who. Another excellent cut is "On The Water with a confessional lyric about going through the motions before settling to get real with God. The album closes with "Say Amen (Reprise)" an earlier version of which was released as the band's second single. A good closer to a great CCM set.
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Known for their powerful vocals and moving anthemic songs, Finding Favour has skyrocketed into the hearts of fans. Their new album, Reborn features 10 new songs that were co-written by members of the group, along with a reprise of their hit, Say Amen.
Lead singer Blake NeeSmith remarks, "We pray that our hearts and songs will stand as a reminder that no matter who you are, where you're going or what you're going through at the time, His purpose for us is so much greater than we can imagine. The best is yet to come."