All posts tagged: Christian Pop Music

Album Review ~ Mighty by Beckah Shae

Album Photo Genre Urban Blues & Soul/Funky Pop Release Date July 15th, 2016. Rating 4.5 Stars Review My first impression when listening to Mighty, the first song in this 9-track album was, ‘This is new and good. Catchy, too!’ On the secular side, her voice can be likened to that of Christina Aguilera, and on the Christian side, some of her songs are somewhat similar to Jamie Grace’s. There’s an ‘oldies’ quality to it, and intertwined with jazz, it presents a unique urban style of soul and pop that is pleasantly alluring. This brand of Christian music isn’t done enough,  and I’m of the opinion that there should be more of it. For anyone with a heart for soulful music, looking for a quality that’s uplifting, Shae’s Mighty will be a refreshing discovery! While all the songs are lovely, look out for: Mighty, Wolves, and See Ya Soon. Overall, this is a heartfelt, spirit-lifting album. And, while Beckah Shae isn’t new in the industry, for she’s been singing for the past ten years, she’s certainly an artist to look …

Album Review ~ Hold the Light By Bread of Stone

Album Photo Genre Funky Pop/Rock Release Date July 01, 2016 Rating 4 Stars Review This lovely 10-track album begins with the upbeat, faith-refreshing song, (Hold the light) I’m Not Afraid (anymore), which is positively medicinal to the soul. This headnodding, melodious,  flow continues into track 3. Of applaudable mention is the style/formation of the lyrics—quite poetic and figurative, which intensifies the message in the songs in such an organic way, it’s almost tangible. This is really what rock was designed for! There are moments in the album when the tempo is reduced/low,  which is good  because low-tempo, slow-paced music distracts less, anyway, from the gospel theme of the songs. Also, a bit of hip-hop was interwoven with the alternative of track 3, Parachute, which was supercool in a unique sort of way. The rock in this album isn’t so different from the conventional kind we’ve come to know  (and love), but it isn’t everyday you find one where you LOVE half the songs the instant you hear them without the need to have them grow on …