All posts tagged: Pop

Album Review ~ Seasons By Chris August

Category Religious/Christian Genre Pop/Blues Release Date June 1, 2018. Rating 5 Stars Review There’s a maturity about August’s Seasons—pop music steeped in traditional blues to reveal lyrics that speak directly to the heart, and overall music that touches the soul. August’s music reflects his deep passion for God and music—no turning back! The metaphors in the lyrics are stunningly accurate in the way they reveal the truth of the soul that yearns for God, but is powerless on its own. You can clearly see that the Seasons Album is a love song between August and Jesus. Pay attention to Delivery and Moonlight songs—so beautiful! Definitely wow-worthy. In my opinion, Chris August’s Seasons is the hottest drop yet on the Christian music scene this 2018. Indescribably lovely! Unbelievably stunning! About Chris August I love writing, producing and mixing music. I started on an old 4-track tape recorder when I was 15 and never stopped. My new record, Seasons, is a little unlike any other record I’ve done. I didn’t have a certain theme or sound in …

Album Review ~ Faithful By Teresa Peterson

Category Religious/Christian Genre Acoustical Pop Release Date June 1, 2018. Rating 4 Stars Review Softly, beautifully, Teresa Peterson’s voice, heart, and songs invoke a calm and joy that let’s you know she receives from Jesus what she offers her listeners. The urban country-like tune, with a hint of pop and acoustic, produces a blend of music that is fantastically soothing, and at the same time, danceable. The lyrics are a revelation of a heart full of praise, faith, and trust in God, which also invites others through music (and apart from it) to do the same. Faithful is a beautiful album that shows that Peterson’s intent is to point people to Jesus.   About Teresa Peterson Teresa’s journey of faith and music began in earnest when she felt a call from God at 16 years old saying, “I desire for you to sing for me and for them.” Through her music, she openly shares the struggles she has faced in this walk and the deep truth of God’s continued faithfulness. Her refreshing honesty and vibrant …

Album Review ~ God Of The Impossible By Lincoln Brewster

Category Religious/Christian Genre Pop/Rock/Praise/Worship Release Date May 4, 2018. Rating 4 Stars Review In his ever classic pop/rock style of praise and worship, Brewster hits the music scene with another fantastic drop that blesses the soul and entertains the heart in a way that tells you there’s more where that came from. There’s an evident overflow from Brewster’s faith that testifies that God is real and is good. It shows in his grateful praise, adoring worship, and overflowing joy. God Of The Impossible was meant to lead hearts into a realm of complete surrender and trust before the God Who in His presence there is love, peace, joy, and comfort—endlessly! About Lincoln Brewster For as long as he can remember, music has been an integral part of Lincoln Brewster’s life. By age two, he was using broken drumsticks  to keep  time at his  mom’s band rehearsals. At age five, he was playing the mandolin for tourists in a port town in Alaska. And by age nine, he had picked up the electric guitar. But music …

NEWS ~ Cameron James’ Born To Bring The Light Releases

Buy/Stream Los Angeles (January, 2018) – DREAM Records is proud to announce the release of Cameron James’ sophomore single, Born To Bring The Light.  After spending time in the studio with producer Rusty Varenkamp (Ellie Holcomb, TobyMac), the two came up with this powerhouse pop track.  This song is about the revealing of destiny from heartbreak.  The powerful lyrics center around her family’s unexpected medical challenges and the strength that her faith in God gave her to face those challenges. Born To Bring The Light is currently at Billboard Christian Hot AC / CHR.  To download or stream her new single go here. Watch Born To Bring The Light Cameron shares more about the story behind the making of this song: About Cameron James Cameron James is a pop artist and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. She is signed to DREAM Label Group in Los Angeles. Her sound can be best described as a fusion of swirly synths, cinematic melodies, and lush vocals. She was featured in a coveted spot on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and has seen success in the film and TV world. Her song, …

Music EP Review ~ CLRS By Equippers Revolution

Category Christian/Inspirational Genre Pop Release Date January 19, 2018. Rating 4 Stars Review The Equippers present the EP, CLRS, in their classic pop flavor that is ever enjoyable and never goes out of style. The enthusiastic praise of God that accompanies the instrumentals is inspiring and eclectically contagious. With this release, The Equippers show that they are unstoppable in their desire to worship God, bless His people, and inspire faith, love, and hope in the world—clearly carving out their place in the Christian Music Industry alongside groups like Hillsong Y&F. A brilliant follow-up to their previous release, CLRS is an EP to be enjoyed as we anticipate what they have next.   About Equippers Revolution Equippers Revolution is the sound of the Revolution Youth Movement, from Equippers Church, Auckland, New Zealand. Its core members have grown up in the church, and have been a part of the youth worship team for over 10 years. The creative collective is made up of youth leaders and high school students, and their music has always had the aim …

Album Review ~ Through People Like Me By Mass Anthem

  Category Christian/Inspirational Genre Pop/Hip-hop Release Date January 19, 2017. Rating 4 Stars Review A lovely assortment of pop and hip-hop, Mass Anthem’s Through People Like Me smoothly entertains the listener—persuading gentle body sways—as much as the lyrics enthusiastically tell of the goodness and benefits of faith in a God Who is truth-worthy and praise-worthy. The song, Through People Like Me, from which the album was titled, is a fantastic reminder that God can raise and use anyone, which serves as a firm backdrop for the rest of the songs in the album. Mass Anthem is surely a group to look out for, as with a release like this, they are carving out a niche for themselves that is sure to last if they continue down this path.   About Mass Anthem Mass Anthem is a Christian pop band originally from the Chicagoland area now located in Nashville, TN. The trio is comprised of brothers, Chad and Tyler Sowards, as well as Joey Atansio. Their debut album “ALIVE” was released in June, 2014 followed by …

Album Review ~ Upside Down By Long Hollow WAVE

Category Religious/Christian Genre Christian/Contemporary/Pop Release Date August, 2017 Rating 4.5 Stars Review Long Hollow WAVE’s Upside Down opens with the amazing and catchy You Are My Revival, ushering a mode of praise with danceable tunes that inspire feet tapping, head nodding, and hand clapping. The lyrics of Upside down, clearly, are lovingly put together to tell a love story between God and the person who loves Jesus (as witnessed in song #3, The Name, and others). Upside Down breathes joy and worship for God while fearlessly declaring God’s love and faithfulness. Interestingly, this album displays a sumptuous blend of contemporary praise, worship, classic pop and R&B (of which, songs of the latter two groups appear to be something straight out of a pure deluxe album), a unique flavor that is altogether quintessentially fresh and refreshing! There’s a soulfulness to the R&B that rings deep and true so that they sincerely present as the love songs truly intended to bless God’s heart.   About Long Hollow WAVE Long Hollow WAVE is a worship band and ministry …