STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 3516-4276 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
I have to admit that Mary's Den are one of my favourite worship teams. (Whadja mean you've never heard of them?) Their previous album 'Songs From The Living Room' was a wonderful mixture of worship songs and spontaneous passages recorded at the worship event they ran on a college campus. That was recorded nearly three years ago so it's a welcome return for the band as they present their second album. Continuing the rootsy approach to their worship music but this time around the proceedings are musically tighter and the band are bringing together a few more influences. The whole thing has a more soulful feel than the last album. Slightly less Kevin Proschy and a little more like the kind of albums that Waterdeep were kicking out when they were independent, 'In The Everyday' has some shorter, catchier numbers like "I've Been Looking For Jesus", "In The Everyday", "Christian City" and "Freedom Was Captivity". These are offset by the superb longer pieces like the acoustic "Sometimes" and the gorgeous drifting passionate piano ballad "Ruined". I am still hooked by what they are doing and it's encouraging to see a worship group stepping into the unknown and playing and recording outside of the box.
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