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Album Review ~ Cliff & Antoinette Murray




Urban Praise

Release Date

April 20, 2018.


4.5 Stars


There’s a quintessential loveliness to the manner in which Cliff and Antoinette express their music, such that simple but deep melody marries the beautiful complexity of rich singing. As they aim to do one thing—bring down to earth the glory of God—their passionate voices ring to heights that are clear, true, and inspiring, accompanied by an organic ambiance from the sweet native sounds of the piano and semi-acoustics.

This album—self-titled as Cliff & Antoinette Murray—is a classy combination of the ever dependable contemporary, the enchanting impressiveness of classic music, with a lovely twist of semi-Acapella tucked in all the right places, and in such a way that celebrates and showcases the striking progressive nature and journey of music from the past to present. This is what music is all about! And the Murrays—a dynamic duo—don’t hold back from start to finish, so that the soft smoothness with which Antoinette opens the album is rightly matched with a powerful close that would leave any listener breathless with a heart full of gratitude to God—both for faith and for good music!

*Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. My appreciation to Lance Brown, GM, DREAM Label Group, for a copy of this album in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you!

About The Murrays

Cliff and Antoinette Murray currently reside with their kids in San Diego, CA. Cliff is a military musician and Antoinette is a singer, song-writer, director, and private music instructor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from California Baptist University. Having both been raised in music ministry from a young age, Cliff and Antoinette have continued in that calling together leading worship in churches from Southern California to the Northwest, to the island of Oahu.

In 2017, while serving with Frontlines worship ministry at New Hope Oahu, they experienced breakthrough and healing in their hearts and marriage by the power of the Holy Spirit that continues to transform and realign their faith, marriage, and vision for the future.

With the help of producer and co-writer, Scotty Mearig, and the team at Dream Worship, Cliff and Antoinette are excited to release their debut album, a testimony of God’s grace and power in their lives. The desire of their hearts is to see these songs of praise, victory, hope, and forgiveness, facilitate life-changing connection with the Living God.