STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 162226-24183 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Digital Only Album
Reviewed by Stephen Curry
This is the second full album and first studio offering from the Alabama-based Highlands mega-church congregations. Presented by three main lead singers, John Larson, Nicole McLean and CJ Blount and a mix of musicians from their collective worship bands, this is a highly accomplished and well produced set of mainly new worship songs. The exception is the classic hymn "Holy Holy Holy" but this is given modern treatment with a new chorus "Jesus Reigns" added. The engaging tones of Nicole McLean on "Alive In Me" set the scene for an intimate experience of praise as does the beautifully crafted "You Will Always Be". The male lead on "Throne Of Grace" declares "I'll approach your throne of grace/Hands held high and unashamed/You saved me/You made a way" to centre the experience on the Lord's prayer. The pacey "I Will Praise" rounds off a worship journey which takes in acoustic ballads, electronic pop and rock-driven anthems.
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