Lovelite - In Three Persons

Published Monday 1st July 2013
Lovelite - In Three Persons
Lovelite - In Three Persons

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 127393-20779
LABEL: Come And Live

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

An album which brings together three EPs released to celebrate each person of the Trinity, this is the album which is extending Lovelite's reputation beyond Southern California to the rest of the USA. What they've done is bring a much broader sweep of musical influences into modern worship than most worship aggregations who today stick far too close to the Coldplay stylistic template. So on 'In Three Persons' we have a hint of Depeche Mode on "King Of Love", a song that Lovelite's Andrew and Jen Polfer re-wrote recently with the aid of the renowned Phil Wickham while there's a bit of an Arcade Fire influence on the moody "Every Breath Is A Chance". But Lovelite are much more than musical magpies plucking sounds and styles from decades of pop rock history. With the aid of producer Tyler Chester and some intelligent songwriting they've succeeded in delivering an album that not only draws the listener into worship but sounds good on the radio. I was particularly blessed at the song addressing the least worshipped member of the godhead, the Holy Spirit. On "Sand And Stone" Jen sings "You gave us a gift/By sending us a ghost/To bring us peace/When we need it most/Come in and dwell/By making us your home/Soften our hearts/And bring strength to our bones." A heart-stirring album.

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