All posts tagged: Contemporary Worship

Album Review ~ Whole Heart By Passion Music

About Whole Heart “Rooted out of the Passion movement, we are committed to leading people towards renewed intimacy with God and fresh encounters of worship. Passion is more than music. More than events. Passion is a generation living for His name.” WHOLE HEART is the new live album from Passion—captured at Passion Conference 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Passion Conference 2018 was a beautiful worship experience, and the live album captures each powerful moment, allowing those who were not in attendance to experience it. Featuring Passion Artists: Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, Sean Curran, Matt Redman, Crowder. Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship/Praise Release Date February 23, 2018. Rating 5 Stars Review The Whole Heart album opens powerfully and worshipfully with the exhilarating Whole Heart song. So much heart, soul, and surrender are obvious in the overall music, leading a listener to fall into its beautiful ambience. The lyrics are simply magnificent and life-breathing, reminding the true believer of their unshakable identity in Jesus—and nothing ignites more joy and bold praise! The essence of true worship is felt throughout the …

NEWS ~ Hope Rising Album By Central Music Releases Today

Buy/Stream Los Angeles, CA (November, 2017) — DREAM Worship is proud to announce the release of Central Music’s new album, Hope Rising.  The team lead by worship pastors, Nathan Del Turo, Adrian Darsee, Ty Winder, Jaimie Geideman, is a team of people with a heart for Jesus.  Starting several years ago, the church led by Pastor Cal Jernigan, decided that they would be a church that would allow music to help bring people into the presence of God.  The 10 song album was produced by multi-grammy award winning producer, Glenn Tabor III out of his studio Gat3 Studios.  Pastor Nathan Del Turo talks about their experience writing and recording this album below: “The writing process for this album was a great! These songs were collectively written by 14 of our worship leaders here at Central. I’m extremely proud of this team! Their commitment to Jesus and their passion to write are inspiring to me. These songs were written out of the valley and mountain top moments in our church, over this past year. I hope that when …

Album Review ~ Hope Rising By Central Music

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Praise/worship Release Date November 15, 2017. Rating 4 Stars Review Hope Rising by Central Music, as the title implies, inspires hope and faith in the hearts of its listeners and to give glory to God. The music, in a beautiful way, is generally soft, and its lyrics, as gentle as its instrumentals are soft—a lovely combo to produce a different kind of Contemporary Praise/worship. Central Music certainly has something good going on here. There is a lot of Contemporary Praise music out there, but Central Music has succeeded in creating a delightful and lovely sub-genre that has its own unique signature. About Central Music Central Music is made up of a team of people from one church, in many locations. We decided several years ago that we wanted to be a church that truly leans into worship. The heart of Central Music is to bring our people and others into the presence of God through music. We do this through Nights of Worship, our Weekend Services, and writing/recording original worship songs. …

Album Review ~ Rococo By The Royal Royal

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary/Rock Release Date September 22, 2017. Rating 4.5 Stars Review Rococo softly but intently emphasizes praise and worship of God with heart and lyrics that show deep and intense surrender. The music is a beautiful harmonious arrangement that overall compliments the atmosphere of worship, so that a unique blend borne of pop, rock, and contemporary worship, which softly inspires the soul of a music lover that is a fan of all three genres. Look out for track #3, Neon Sign; it is sure to uplift and entertainment, and when a number can do both, then it is quite impressive. Other great ones are God Who Saves, Everything, and Afterlife. About The Royal Royal The Royal Royal is comprised of Gabriel and Nathan Finocchio. The brothers began writing music in their father’s church in Ontario, Canada. Their songwriting skills inspired a unique and powerful worship experience, prompting them to pursue their vision to create a worship band. “Worship is this beautiful gateway into the presence of God,” explains Gabriel. “All we want our …

Song Review ~ I Look To You By Manny Benton

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship/Rock/R&B Release Date July 28, 2017 Rating 4 Stars Review I Look To You by Manny Benton is a prayer and a word of encouragement that is deeply personal, yet inspiring. It is an expression of worship to God from a heart profoundly sincere and motivated by God’s goodness and faithfulness. Though, softly sung, the strength and depth of the lyrics, the unmistakable passion in Benton’s voice, combined with the soothingly powerful instrumentals, carry the full power of a song uniquely equipped to both glorify God and edify the listener, as well as soulfully entertain, as the case may be. I Look To You, another wonderful production by Sean Hill (read Hill’s interview with TBAP here), is due for release this July 28th.   Manny’s Story New pop/worship artist, Manny Benton, is set to release his debut single, I Look To You, July 28 with pre-orders starting July 17. The single will be released under Benton’s independent label, Noisemakers Music Group, LLC. Benton spent several days studying the book of Hebrews, which helped birth the song. …

Album Review ~ The Case For Christ By Various Artists: Songs Inspired By The Original Motion Picture

  Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Contemporary/Worship Release Date April 7, 2017 Rating 4.5 Stars Review The Case For Christ album, inspired by the original motion picture of the same title, opens with the theme song sung by JT Murrell. Attention to the overall lyrics show a careful consideration of each song clearly chosen to pass across the message that God is real, and He hasn’t stopped convicting people and revealing Himself to them. The entire collection tells a story that begins with the unbelief of a person who nonetheless searches for answers, and then is kissed by the truth; eventually, there’s the dawning of knowledge and understanding, the shedding away of denial, and, finally, a beautiful surrender to the truth which leads to a profound belief in God–it’s such a beautiful story to piece together and listen to in music! If the movie is half as deep and passionate as the album portrays, then it’s looking to be a good one. The Case For Christ album is a firm reminder of God’s deep love for man, …

Album Spotlight ~ The Case For Christ: Songs Inspired By The Original Motion Picture

Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Contemporary/Worship Release Date April 7, 2017 In partnership with Pureflix, Dream Records will be releasing its latest album, The Case For Christ: Songs Inspired By The Original Motion Picture on April 7, 2017, the same release day as the movie of the same name. The film is based on Lee Strobel’s bestselling book, The Case For Christ. The album features songs from some of the largest church worship teams in the world such as New Hope Oahu, NewSpring Worship, Lakewood, Seacoast Worship, G12, and many more. To learn more about the movie, visit its official web page.