STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 159781-24845 LABEL: Fervent 0080688935023 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2016-03-11 RRP: £9.98
Reviewed by Brendan O'Regan
This album grew on me with repeated listening, with its high quality melodic pop rock sound, above average lyrics and excellent vocal delivery. I couldn't quite pick a standout track in the 14 presented here but "Never Burn Out" came close, with the singer expressing brokenness as on his knees he asks God for "one more chance". "Here" is a confident song about prayer, especially in times of bereavement - "Here are the prayers of your children calling. . ./Even when the answers are unclear/Jesus you are here." The confidence is even stronger in "Walking Like Giants", the idea being that no matter how high the mountains we have to climb, we can be guaranteed that God is even higher. "See You" is one of the quieter, more reflective songs, reflecting on God's presence in times of adversity while "You Are Loved" is making waves as a single. There are several producers involved including Casey Brown, Kendal Osborne, Josh Roach and Tedd T, but the pop rock style remains consistent throughout.
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A four-man collective forging likeminded modern pop, infused with both deep meaning and well-honed fun,
Stars Go Dim merge layers of guitars, keys, loops and percussion to convey timeless messages.
The four men who still lead worship in their home churches in Tulsa, OK and Kansas City, are more laser-focused on their calling than ever before. Their debut single, You Are Loved, touched a collective nerve and quickly rocketed to the top of the radio charts.
“When people approach this record, I want them to start listening to it and get the message of God ... and I want them to end this record knowing that no matter what they go through ... that God is still with them.” Chris Cleveland