STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 49070-14566 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Ewan Jones
Kev is a worship leader from Stoke-on-Trent, and the inlay booklet informs us that he has "supported" Rebecca St James and opened festivals. That's all very well, but for the most part the worship songs on offer here are rather stereotypical. Lyrically, Kev's songs are accessible, clear and well structured, but sometimes lack much depth. He can clearly write a melody and hold a note, but as I listened I found myself wanting to hear more of Bec Wright leading the songs - she sings backing harmonies with a confidence that really lift the recordings. Some of the problems come down to the mix of the CD which is muddy. The best song is "My Life Is In Your Hands", while the low point is "It's All About Jesus" - the mix is terrible, the electric guitar is lost and endless chorus repetition drags the track out for a tough seven minutes. Also, the drumming throughout the album is loose and the other instruments struggle to track over them. I can imagine that these songs work well when Kev leads congregational worship but there is nothing here that suggests this will travel much beyond Staffordshire.
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