John Mark McMillan

Borderland (Lionhawk Records)

FOR FANS OF: Gungor, Coldplay, Neil Young

3 Stars


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”

About The Author

Andy Argyrakis

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, and He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).