Reviewed by Graeme Crawford
RPM, if you are unaware, are the in-house band for Rocknations, the youth wing of Abundant Life Church. This EP gives four audio tracks and two videos. The title track is in the style of a modern anthemic worship song, with the repeated line "our lives lift up the sound of praise" giving the essence of the song. Writer and worship leader Jock James also wrote the song "First Love", which is a much more emotive track, focussing on the love of God, and how much he wants to love him back. Mike Harvie wrote the other two songs, and they have a similar pattern - a pop rock high energy number, and an acoustic reflective track. The songs are well-crafted and powerful, although they will never be considered classics. They would work well within a youth ministry setting, and the two more reflective tracks could also probably easily transfer into your main service. To aid this, lyrics with guitar chords are helpfully included on the inlay card. The additional video tracks are for "Sound Of Praise", and "Great The Name". Both are a mixture of live and studio footage. The former is in RPM's trademark modern style involving lots of quick angle and shot changes. The latter is much calmer and shot in black and white, much more in keeping with the song. A good resource for youth, or those involved in youth worship teams.
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