STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 142003-20818 LABEL: Sparrow 5099972375624 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2013-09-23 RRP: £1.00
Reviewed by Stephen Curry
With so many mega church worship bands recording albums a la Hillsong and Jesus Culture, it is difficult for any church-driven release to locate a musical style which stands out as truly distinctive. However, this album emanating from Mision Carismatica Interncional (MCI) in Bogota, manages this wonderfully though it has to be said that bringing in such talented guests as Kim Walker-Smith, TobyMac and Martin Smith helps hugely. Lorena Castellanos, the daughter of the church's pastors, brings to life a number of the songs with her breathy, distinctive vocals. The title track is an electric guitar-driven invitation to lift Jesus high and allow God to invade us by his Spirit, Kim Walker-Smith featuring in the chorus. The Martin Smith-inspired "Count The Stars" is a beautifully melodic ballad while the highlight of the project is undoubtedly "We Sing", an unexpectedly simple electro-pop dance anthem declaring God's great love for this generation. This is an inspired, stand-out and finely produced set of worship songs which captures the passion and spirit of what God is doing in the church in Columbia. A second, third and fourth listen only serves to underline the musical invention, lyrical passion and emotional resonance of a fine set of songs.
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As part of MCI church in Bogota, Colombia, Soulfire Revolution is part of a ministry founded on loving God and following in His steps. Following Him and living in that calling is at the core of what Soulfire Revolution is all about.
"Our hearts are for God and to follow the Great Commission. We're all leaders in our church and we are constantly leading new people to follow Jesus. It's much more than music it's about guiding others to truly have an encounter with God," shares Soulfire Revolution's Lorena Castellanos.
The début single Revival features Jesus Culture's Kim Walker-Smith and is the first song from the upcoming album. Also featured on the album are separate guest appearances from TobyMac and Martin Smith (Delirious?).