Sidewalk Prophets - Something Different

Published Monday 31st July 2017
Sidewalk Prophets - Something Different
Sidewalk Prophets - Something Different

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 157612-24998
LABEL: Fervent 0080688909420
RELEASE DATE: 2015-10-02
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Chris Webb

All good things come to those who wait are the words of a common proverb and this album delivers the truth of the statement. The two years since 'Live Like That" plus a Christmas album that same year has seen the band assemble an eclectic palate of songs designed to inspire, entertain and teach. Not only does the album provide musical variety taking in pop, rock, gospel, country and soul with an ease most bands can only dream about, but also a lyrical exposition of life with all its ups and downs, then offering a Biblical response to contemplate. The band's Dave Frey has startling vocal ability, able to scream like a swaggering hard rocker then caress a ballad with the delicacy of lace. He wrings expression out of every syllable, giving songs like "To Live Is Christ" and "Come To The Table" an emotional intensity, not forced but real, that insists the listener pay attention to key life messages. Driving drums lead into "Prodigal", the opener followed by a gentle, thoughtful song "Everything In Awe" and the lighthearted, folky offering "Ain't Nobody". "Closer", a piano led, oh so soulful song that starts slowly and builds into a gospel choir climax, sums up the whole ethos of the band as the exquisite vocals, shared between Dave and gospel star Tamela Mann, ask, then beg, via the words of the beatitudes, for the relationship with God to grow and develop to provide fulfilment in life. So professional, so profound, such a performance, it would be so good not to have to wait as long for the next album.

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Product Description
Something Different’ is not just a collection of songs,” Frey said. “It is an album and a journey where all the songs come together to tell one unique story. That story is that there truly is something different about us. That something different is Jesus Christ. I hope this album, through the gift of music God has given us, can give listeners the courage to live fervently and recklessly shine love in to the darkness.

The band wants to tell stories of how God is using people to do extraordinary things and will post videos of inspiring stories across their social media platforms tagged with #BeSomethingDifferent.

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