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Hillsong Young & Free – ‘Youth Revival’ album review
3 Overall Score

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Capitol CMG/Sparrow

For Fans Of:

Hillsong UNITED

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“Passion”

Hillsong Young & Free – ‘Youth Revival’ album review

Hillsong Young & Free, CCM Magazine - imageFor the uninitiated, Young & Free is the baby in Hillsong Church’s musical family, a toddler in musical years steeped in synths and energized with the same worshipful heart as its siblings. Youth Revival is Y&F’s first full-length in three years, a spirited live recording that captures the blips and bloops, pulses and praises of an impassioned worship gathering.

Young & Free’s electronic brand is straightforward and joyous, a la Röyksopp’s catalog or Susanne Sundfør’s last album. “Where You Are” and “Falling Into You” are bouncy pop examples. When the mix slows, the youngsters borrow heavily from their older siblings to establish a familiar emotional tone on heartfelt songs like “Trust” and “To My Knees.”

Despite a varied instrumental palette, Young & Free is undoubtedly a Hillsong kid. There’s no mistaking the members of this family.

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About The Author

Matt Conner
Contributing Editor

Matt Conner is a writer/editor who has interviewed approximately 2,000 musicians, authors, directors, actors and other artists. He’s the Managing Editor for PledgeMusic, a former editor with Vox Media, and writes regularly for numerous print- and web-based publications, including Under the Radar, Relevant and the Indianapolis Star.