STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 173671-27704 LABEL: Bethel Music 0653437581378 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2018-11-02 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
Having previously released albums under the auspices of the Burn 24/7 prayer, praise and mission movement, the latest live album from Seattle-based worship artist Sean Feucht sees him step up to the big time by joining Bethel Music's roster. According to the accompanying press release, the overriding aim of this album is to depict how Jesus modelled a life of radical obedience and holy boldness with tracks like "Wild One", "All It Takes Is One" and "Till The Whole Earth Looks Like Heaven" reflecting both this theme and Feucht's mission to change the world through the power of God. Equipped with a great voice very much in the Bethel mould plus a quality backing band, this is a competent affair that oozes passion and skill. However, due to the mid-tempo and fairly lengthy nature of most of the songs on offer as well as a tendency to settle for the pounding drums and single note guitar sound that monopolise the modern worship scene, this offering from the undoubtedly talented Feucht may not stand out from the crowd and does sound like countless other praise offerings out there. Nonetheless, it will certainly minister to a wide audience thanks to Feucht's standing as one of prophetic music's most powerful exponents. And certainly having cameos by fellow Bethelites Kim Walker-Smith, Bethany Wohrle and Amanda Lindsey-Cook will help Sean find a bigger audience than his numerous independent albums.
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Recorded live at Bethel Church, 'Wild' marks Sean Feucht's first release as a Bethel Music artist, and his seventeenth career release to date. Inspired by Jesus as the 'Wild One', this album thematically depicts how Jesus modelled a life of radical obedience and holy boldness. Igniting missions movements around the world, Sean’s heart is reflected in songs such as Till The Whole Earth Looks Like Heaven, Heart and Hands and Wild One.
Sean Feucht has forged these songs through personal experience, bringing the joy-filled gospel into uncharted regions of the world. From war-torn areas in Iraq to the underground church in China, Sean has discovered the unique characteristic of Jesus as the Wild One: 'You are the Wild One / You are the Wild One / Your love's a flame / Chasing everything'. Having embraced this missional call of God, Sean notes, Carrying the Kingdom is not laborious. The album echoes this sentiment in its diverse sonic landscape, ranging from joyful anthems to intimate songs centred around God's love for the one. Serving as a call to action for believers to go to the ends of the earth, Wild One will ignite worshipers to sing out the gospel of Jesus Christ, Till the whole earth looks like heaven.
Sean Feucht is a husband, father, missionary, musician, speaker, author and founder of a grassroots global worship, prayer and
missions organization; Burn 24/7.