STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 106117-17730 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
The third independent release from Gateshead's Stephen Tite comes with a generous helping of 15 self-penned and produced songs from the worship leader. The opener "The Way Everlasting" sets the scene for an album of upbeat songs of praise that seek to glorify God at every turn and, although Tite's style is reminiscent of the type of pop that Stock, Aitken & Waterman were churning out in the '80s, full marks must go to the man for attempting to buck the modern worship trend of intense guitar-driven songs and offering something a bit different. Although not remarkable, Tite's voice grows on you after a while and seems to fit the general breezy mood of his work which succeeds in maintaining a strong focus on Jesus throughout - not least in the likes of the scripturally inspired "Blessed Is The Man" and the title track which itself bears witness to the artist's own relationship with God. Tite wisely attempts to vary proceedings with some world music undertones in "African Chorus" and some cod reggae in the somewhat lightweight "Flow Through Me" and his work is pleasantly melodic. However, the continual use of synthesised instrumentation tends to be a tad overbearing.
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