All posts filed under: Music

Album Review ~ Scripture Songs By New Hope Oahu

Category/Genre Classic Contemporary Worship Release Date February 8, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review New Hope Oahu Worship presents its latest release, Scripture Songs, in the good ol’ classic contemporary praise and worship fashion that thrilled the churches of 80s & 90s, and with Scriptural lyrics that delight and nourish the soul. There’s a beautiful nostalgia to its sonic that brings a smile to the face and heart, the album couldn’t be more enjoyable and heartfelt. NHO’s new release is a refreshing and wonderful addition to the urban mixes currently available on the market, and a lovely reminder of the classic version of contemporary music that marked the Church’s anthem songs in the 80s/90s.     About New Hope Oahu DREAM Label Group Worship Band, New Hope Oahu Music, blazed onto the Worship scene in 2013 with the release of their debut album, Hope Is Alive, which premiered at #2 on the Billboard Praise & Worship Chart and featured the global hit song, How We Worship. New Hope Oahu has since released four albums: Victorious (2014), …

Album Review ~ Symphony By Switch

Category/Genre Pop/R&B Release Date February 8, 2019. Rating 5 Stars Review Switch is a refreshing voice full of life and passion whose music softly but powerfully provokes heartfelt body-swaying while blessing the soul with thought-provoking lyrics, which is a wonderful way to open an album. Symphony’s theme invites the listener to join in the heartfelt worship of Jesus in a way that is joyful, entertaining, and is as much a heartfelt prayer. Look out for the overly lovely Lifeline (#1) & Heartbeat (#4). Symphony is an overall lovely EP, and Switch are a group worth paying attention to!   About Switch Life.Church, a multisite Christian church that started in 1996, meets in 29 locations in nine states (USA) and globally at Church Online. Switch is the middle school and high school ministry of Life.Church. Over 7,000 students at locations nationwide gather together to worship God, build Christ-centered community, and grow in their relationship with Christ and with each other. Worship leaders from across the Life.Church organization collaborate to create music and worship for Switch.

Album Review ~ The Ruins By The Ruins

Category/Genre Pop/Alternative Release Date February 1, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review The Ruins present an honest expression of human struggles in the journey of faith—one full of hope and faith in God’s promises, and with a positive spirit that reflects deep passion, in a soft, mature, and pleasant manner. The Ruins are a fresh voice with urban lyrics that speak with a unique flavor of metaphor which  is impressively interesting, and expressed with an eclectic blend of pop and alternative, which in itself, is also impressive. With this type of music, The Ruins look like they’re here to stay.   About The Ruins The Group’s debut EP on DREAM Records will be releasing on February 1st, 2019. It is their soul-stirring revelation of grace and redemption; their razor-sharp pop sensibilities, and the generosity of two artists who know how to ebb and flow, give and take, while balancing reality with hope. The debut radio single will be Deliverance. It is a pop-alternative gem that captures the essence of the duo—sonically and philosophically. Deliverance released on …

Album Review ~ Equippers Worship By Equippers Worship

Category/Genre Worship/Praise Release Date January 25, 2019. Rating 4 Stars Review Fun, full of praise, and genuine heart of surrender, the Equippers’ recent release leads with simple and known words that nonetheless present in a renewed way, songs that inspire overflowing joy, peace, and worship in the fantastic way that never grows old. Equippers’ enthusiasm is contagious throughout the album as love, hope, and faith in God are expressed in the most joyful and lively way, combining beautifully with masterfully put-together tunes/instrumentals. About Equippers Worship Equippers Worship is the sound of Equippers Church, based in Auckland, New Zealand. With long-standing worship leaders, Wayne & Libby Huirua and Isaac Graham, alonside their youth worship team, Equippers Revolution–the revitalized Equippers Worship team is excoted for what lies ahead with their renewed sound. Track 1, This Is How We Party, was led by Equippers Revolution.

DVD Review ~ Hillsong Kids: Can You Believe It? (Songs of Truth)

Category Religious/Christian Genre Musical/Praise/Children Release Date November 16, 2018. Rating 4.5 Stars Review Fully loaded with a version of Hillsong’s prolific music, for kids, “Can You Believe It?” features songs of truth—praise and worship—that mirror a heart for God, as well as fellowship and togetherness of the Church. The DVD, presented by FUNNY MAN DAN, guides kids and adults alike on a musical tour that is humorous, as well as spiritual—prepared especially to show Jesus to children in a memorable and fun way. Wonderful DVD features include music videos for selected songs, live sessions in the studio, and amazing fun lyric/sing-along videos. A lovely release for kids in today’s Church and outside of it.

Artist Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist, Screenwriter & Author, Tyler Russell

Meet the phenomenal Tyler Russell! Tyler is an author, screenwriter, and music artist who’s out to take the world by storm by letting God use him in a myriad of ways. Very passionate about life and his work for God, Tyler released a Christmas single in 2016, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (find on apple & spotify), and a pop single this August, 2018, Now or Never (read the TBAP review here), written with fellow artist and friend, Zandy Fitzgerald of The New Respects, and took some time to talk to TBAP about it, as well as his story of faith, family, writing, and his take on life in general. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Tyler! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Tyler: 
Thank you for having me. I am a west coast boy, born in LA and raised north of Portland, OR. I now live in Nashville, Tennessee. I am one of six children; three of my siblings were adopted from Haiti in 2000. I …

Album Review ~ Holy Roar By Chris Tomlin

HOLY ROAR: the freedom, the experience, the wonder of worship. It is seeing the church come together, hands lifted to God, pouring out our praise with an eternal song in our hearts. It’s every voice together, changing the way we worship. Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Praise/Worship Release Date October 26, 2018. Rating 5 Stars Review Tomlin’s Holy Roar is so full of heart, worship, and absolute surrender to God, prepared with a zeal that persuades the listener in holy atmosphere to do the same. The music is the most excellent blend of contemporary praise/worship (in recent times)–rich with depth, passionate lyrics, and the wealthiest of melodies, touching on subjects from faith to heaven and [almost] everything in-between. There’s a “good ol” feeling to some of the songs that remind one of the old greats, and yet, still combines fantastically with the songs that are more modern/urban. Holy Roar, as Tomlin implies, reverberates with enthusiastic praise and surrender that stems from the unrelenting passion to worship God and lead others to do the same. A beautifully put-together …