Hillsong Young & Free — The Kids Are Growing Up

Hillsong Young & Free launched six years ago as (another) youthful worship music outlet from Australia’s Hillsong Church, cut from an electropop or synth-centric cloth as compared to the moody rock of their forebears, Hillsong United.

Owl City — “Cinematic” Album Review

Owl City Cinematic (Independent) Owl City has grown considerably since Adam Young first hit the top of the charts with “Fireflies” nearly a decade ago. Cinematic is the brand new and expansive release,...

ICF Worship – Only Jesus Album Review

ICF Worship Only Jesus EP (Integrity) If you catch something of a global feel in the melodies and musicianship of ICF Worship’s Only Jesus release, that’s because the album stems from the annual ICF wo...

Sarah Reeves – Lessons learned.

Sarah Reeves first turned heads nearly a decade ago with her debut EP, Sweet Sweet Sound, on Sparrow Records. At the age of 18, Reeves was earning critical acclaim and finding her footing, but to hear her tell the story, she wasn’t ready just yet for the platform and privilege.

Worship Central — “Stir A Passion” Album Review

Last October, the imaginative team behind Worship Central convened The Gathering in Birmingham, England and recorded some of the live music enjoyed over the weekend for release this spring. Stir A Passion is the very pleasing end result, a vibrant and inspired compilation of worshipful songs that easily translate from personal to corporate use.

Smalltown Poets – Say Hello (again)

There are now two distinct periods during the Smalltown Poets tenure: before and after their several year hiatus that ended in 2010. Two common threads are woven throughout both: the family vibe within the band and the unmistakable Smalltown poets sound.