April 19, 2014
John Mark McMillan
Borderland (Lionhawk Records)
FOR FANS OF: Gungor, Coldplay, Neil Young
An intriguing compilation of songs, Borderland simmers over with sincerity. The title track beautifully discusses the “in-betweens” of life, and does so with lyrical complexity, while he also shines lyrically on “Counting On”. There are hints of Coldplay musicality in spots, and the only downfall is that the musical styling is a bit narrow, leaving the door wide open for future musical experimentation and growth.
WE LIKE: “Counting On”
Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer.