STYLE: Ambient/Meditational RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 171033-27269 LABEL: Essential Christian 5021776233138 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2018-07-06 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Stella Redburn
United Pursuit is known for their Tuesday live worship gatherings, for their regular live streaming events and for some internationally recognised worship songs, eg, "Set A Fire". This album follows on from their popular releases "Simple Gospel" and "Tell All My Friends". The songs come directly from the ambience of the live worship session: intimate, meditative phrases repeated often, with a clear message. The band say "Our hope is that each song becomes a doorway to an effortless contemplation" and it seems to me that they have achieved that. It's difficult to pick out favourites from this very organic body of work, but the title track, by Will Reagan and Brock Human, epitomises the atmosphere of worshipful surrender to God's security. Andrea Marie Reagan features on her song "Beautiful"; an intimate hymn of assurance. Simplicity is the key to each number and after a few lines you find yourself singing along. I liked the angelic choir joining in for "Holy" and the song to the Holy Spirit, "Emptiness", is truly uplifting.
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"Each track becomes a simple invitation to look. A one word prayer to call your gaze. Not just a passive act of simply observing but a call to recognize and appreciate the depth of the moment. The one thing we share with all of creation and Christ: an eternal now. Our hope is that each song becomes a doorway to an effortless contemplation, a meditation and a reminder of your irrevocable belonging" – United Pursuit