STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 33481-13408 LABEL: Inotof 42552 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-10-31 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Phil Williams
Now on his third self-penned album the Californian musicianary continues to evolve. Gone are the more raw, guitar-based sounds of 'Phil Wickham' in favour of an array of synths to deliver layer upon layer of thick and keenly crafted pop-rock. Thankfully, the one thing that remains consistent throughout all of Wickham's offerings is his passionate, expressive vocals which soar over the well produced tracks revealing a lyrical depth and the honest emotional intensity of his writing that sets Wickham apart as, I think, one of the better young CCM singer/songwriters of the last few years. Many of the tracks here possess almost anthem-like qualities that wouldn't be out of place on a Coldplay or U2 record. However, it is hard to pick out high and low points here as the songs and performances showcase a powerful songsmith.
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From his days as an independent artist, Phil has always had a loyal and dedicated following.
This new release is poised to propel him to the forefront of Christian music. The combination of up-tempo pop, powerful worship and big ballad songs will surely touch the emotional core of the Christian music lover.