STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 168591-26475 LABEL: Centricity 0829619158120 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2018-04-27 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
The former frontman of heavy rock group A Current Affair, Californian songsmith Jordan Feliz once again exhibits his relatively newfound pop sensibilities with an accomplished and polished third solo release. Like his previous two offerings, Feliz is keen to keep things musically and thematically accessible with the catchy upbeat pop of the opener "Witness" telling of God's faithfulness and power in chart-friendly fashion whilst paving the way for the rest of the album to follow in a similar vein. Affirmations of God's love for us despite our failings come thick and fast in the likes of the Justin Timberlake-like "Streets Of Gold" and the autobiographical "All Along" whilst the honest and candid song of repentance "180" is an undoubted highlight. Occasionally, Feliz strays into slightly stagnant waters with arguably less imaginative numbers such as "Lay It Down" and the workmanlike "Faith" relying a bit too heavily on simplistic slogans like "you gotta have faith" and sounding like they've been done before. However, the quality of material found elsewhere - coupled with the Dove Award winner's consistently superb vocal performance - more than compensates for these slight dips in output and makes this yet another invigorating release from one of CCM's brightest lights.
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Known for his standout soulful, pop vocals and songs that bring a modern and fresh feel, Jordan Feliz has already had an impressive run at radio with two #1 singles from his debut album in the US, The River. Growing up listening to R&B artists and early groove-funk-soul singers, Jordan's own musical sound has been greatly influenced by these styles. Originally from California, Jordan and his wife stepped out in faith and moved to Nashville just a few years ago. Shortly after, they had their first little girl and Jordan signed a record deal with Centricity. Jordan's first single Witness from his forthcoming record, Future, is in the top twenty on all Christian Radio Charts.
Count That High
Streets Of Gold
Lay It Down
That’s The Life