ht t p: / / l aunch. vi dar oo. com/ 5746 aaron Crider The Change (New Day) FOR FANS OF: Paul Baloche, Mark Schultz, Chris Tomlin QQQ Turning his real-life heartaches into declarations of musical praise, new worship artist Aaron Crider churns out an original collection of conversational corporate songs. inspired by fireside chats with producer Steve Hindalong (City on a Hill, The Choir) The Change reflects Crider’s personal trek from sorrow to surrender (“The Change”) as well as his recent humanitarian involvement (“One Child Matters”), making apparent his delight is in the Lord no matter the circumstance. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “You Reign” CLiCk hERE for a live, acoustic performance from Aaron Crider the Choir Burning Like the Midnight Sun (Galaxy 21) FOR FANS OF: Common Children, The Lost Dogs, City on a Hill QQQQ With eleven studio CDs to its collective credit and members’ endless resumes (including time spent in The Lost Dogs, Common Children, the City On a Hill worship series and countless sessions), The Choir is one of alternative music’s most meaningful and seminal acts. even with a five year hiatus, the band’s entrancing rhythms, dreamy arrangements, thought provoking lyrics and overall attention to artistic detail hasn’t missed a step, ensuring its current relevance in addition to upholding pioneer status. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Between the Bare Trees” JohnSon roBertS Theory of Colour (Independent) FOR FANS OF: Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Alison Krauss & Union Station QQQQ From Point of Grace shows to newsboys’ latest record, Johnson Roberts has collaborated with some of Christian music’s brightest stars. But it is his debut solo record that truly shines, capturing the multi-faceted instrumentalist/songwriter’s full inventiveness. Whether pursuing fresh perspectives of historic hymns like Celtic fiddle drones on “What Wondrous Love (How Deep),” or initiating infectious originals like the newgrass-inspired mandolin funk on “Hearts Cry,” Roberts’ acoustic talents perfectly format his earthy Americana-Folk. Theory of Colour sonically paints breathtaking heartland scenes. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Among the Hills” indie reviewS indie 46 CCM