STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 169523-26671 LABEL: Provident 509572 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2018-04-27 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Tim Holden
'Bright Faith Bold Future' continues the Chicago worship collective's worship adventures using the theme of our future in Christ. Vertical's formula has not changed - anthemic rock songs with layers of guitars and more than a stylistic nod to the sound of the old Coldplay. But this team of Chicagoans do it supremely well. The songs are well written and arranged and work well taking the listener on a worship journey, culminating in the quietly building "Shelter" from Jason Ingram and his One Sonic Society before a final, full-throttle rock romp closes the album. Definitely worth a listen and it will uplift the heart of any worshipper but there is nothing to make 'Bright Faith Bold Future' truly stand out from the now hundreds of other rock worship albums out there.
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Based in Chicago, Vertical Worship is a collective of worship leaders & songwriters from multiple campuses across Harvest Bible Chapel. Their songs include "Open Up The Heavens," "Spirit Of The Living God," "Exalted Over All," "Lamb of God," "Found In You" & "The Rock Won't Move." The idea that worshipping Jesus Christ is best done not when we just sing about Him or what He has done or what He will do in the future. The highest and best worship is modelled by what the angels do: sing to God about God. Vertical.
Their new live worship album, "Bright Faith Bold Future" will release on April 27, 2018. The album's first single release, "Real Thing" featuring Sean Curran released in February. Vertical Worship will be on the Outcry Tour this Spring along with Bethel Music, Mosaic MSC and Elevation Worship.