Control Vol. 2 begins with such energy and vibes that prepare the heart and soul for worship and praise, as is mirrored in the opening song, Unreserved. Joel Vaughn brings the flavor unique to him that breathes passion and unreserved surrender to a God he believes in, and this shines through in his voice and music. It’s impossible to miss—and almost unforgivable not to mention—the undeniable growth of the singer and songwriter in Vaughn. The increased confidence in craft is evident, amiable, contagious, and inspiring, as though Vaughn not only knows what He is about, but believes the truth preached in his music, lives by them, and now offers them to the world.
Since Control Vol. 2 picked up from where Vol. 1 left off (read the TBAP review here), the same theme runs through—Letting Go and Letting God, which is the best decision any individual could ever make. The songs portray various situations and circumstances where faith may be tested, and the believer is reminded that in God’s hand the journey is sure, and growth happens, the outcome is good and victorious, the faithfulness and face of God are seen, and His heart and goodness are ever experienced.
*Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. A thank you to DREAM Label Group and DREAM Records for a free album copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
About Joel Vaughn/Control Series
Control Vol. 2 is the second and final volume in the Control series. Control is the third offering from the singer-songwriter on DREAM Records. After seeing his first top 30 AC single, Pray It Up, from Control Vol. 1, Control Vol. 2 offers new pop tracks like More Than Good Enough and I Look To You. Joel teamed up again with Ross King, Patrick Mayberry, Carter Frodge and Jeremy Camp, Mia Fields, and Seth Mosely to create a pop anthemic masterpiece. Joel Vaughn, originally from Texas, lives in Nashville, TN.