Aaron Gillespie’s fol­low up to 2011’s “Anthem Song” was recorded while he was on the road as tour­ing drum­mer for Paramore. Gillespie’s trade­mark soar­ing vocals and pow­er­ful deliv­ery hall­mark a strong and refresh­ing con­tem­po­rary wor­ship album that builds on Gillespie’s momen­tum as an excel­lent songwriter.

The album is fairly acoustic dri­ven, though it’s thickly pro­duced and many songs have a sense of lay­er­ing and depth. Gille­spie injects snip­pets of other well-​known wor­ship songs occa­sion­ally, which gives his own verses and cho­ruses extra weight with­out feel­ing over­bear­ing or lazy.

This is a n uncom­pli­cated record, dri­ven by sim­ple rhythms and infec­tiously catchy melodies. It’s a great lis­ten and worth check­ing out.

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