STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 155057-23271 LABEL: Hillsong Music 9320428295583 FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2015-01-12 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
As you would expect from anything that stems from Sydney-based mega church Hillsong, the output from its youth division Hillsong Young & Free is a quality affair. Kicking off with the five-song EP's title track - featuring US Christian rapper Lecrae - and continuing in subsequent tracks "Energy" and "Pursue", there is a delightful '80s retro feel to proceedings which provides a refreshing alternative to the Coldplay-style worship sound that many praise outfits have adopted over recent years. An acoustic version of the title track and the stripped-back "Sinking Deep" arguably lack the innovation of the three earlier tracks on account of their no frills nature but they nonetheless continue the EP's focus on finding the true meaning of life through a relationship with Jesus.
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Following on from 'We Are Young & Free', Hillsong Young & Free give us what we want- 5 incredible new songs!
Hillsong Young & Free is simply and genuinely the voice of THIS generation. The NOW generation. Bringing a new sound and giving expression to what God is doing in this generation of young people, seeking to bring a message of life, hope, and freedom found only in Jesus Christ. Young & Free carries the same heart beat as all Hillsong worship teams but seeks to write songs that would specifically connect a YOUNG PERSON to Jesus.