***** (5 Stars)
Truly a worship album! It’s that kind of music with the basic elements of rock, but with a popish feel to it. There’s an overall theme that runs throughout the album—praise God because there’s hope. Truly edifying, wonderfully uplifting, and remarkably entertaining. It’s like a party album for church. Even the slows make you want to tap your feet/nod your head to their slow rhythm—my favorite slow was Sinking Ship: Rescue Has Come. Can’t get enough of that song.
Since there isn’t a single dull moment throughout the album, yes, I recommend for that beach party or picnic you’re planning for the weekend, just ’cause it sets the right mode, spiritually and mentally. I’m pretty sure the seculars will appreciate it, too, even if it’s just for rhythm’s sake.
Here’s Integrity’s official lyric videos for We Live To Praise You (track 1), Oxygen (track 2), the song for which the album was named, and Sinking Ship, my favorite. Enjoy!
Live To Praise You
Sinking Ship (Rescue Has Come)
About Lincoln Brewster
As Brewster bonded with his mom through music, he began mastering a variety of instruments —including a stunning prowess on the guitar. It was this incredible talent that caught the attention of mainstream labels, landed Brewster a “gig” playing with rocker Steve Perry (formerly of the band Journey) and earned him a mainstream record contract by age 19.
But God had other plans. After attending church with his high school sweetheart and now wife, Laura, Brewster yielded his life to Christ. Filled with a new passion and purpose, Brewster walked away from the promise of rock stardom to take a job at his
local church. This new trajectory eventually led him to a recording partnership with praise and worship label Integrity Music.
Since that time, Brewster has performed and crafted songs that have helped shape the sound of today’s modern worship while also climbing Christian radio charts. These include global anthems such as “Today Is The Day,” “God You Reign,” “Everlasting God,” “Salvation Is Here” and “The Power of Your Name.” (Culled from Official Website).
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