David Dunn ‘Star’ Album Review

All too often, Christmas music comes across as homogenous and rote, with different artists singing the same songs over the same arrangements. All of which leaves listeners wanting more. That’s why it’s great to have artists like David Dunn sweep in with Star, his latest EP and deliver us a perfectly wrapped, five-track package that reclaims the artistry of Christmas.... Read more

Lauren Bae ‘Wildflower’ Album Review

On her debut album Wildflower, Lauren Bae unveils an impressive vocal range is on full display on radio-friendly pop tracks that may not stand out from—but certainly stands alongside—other contemporary female artists. Wildflower’s front half features some interesting, electronically delivered global rhythms and instrumentation that immediately invite the listener to move along to the unconventional beats.... Read more

Josh White & Josh Garrels ‘Resurrect Our Love’ Album Review

Both Josh Garrels and Josh White decided to alter the “cover” process a bit for their new collaborative EP, Resurrect Our Love. The initial idea was a simple one: to trade covers of each other’s songs. Garrels chose White’s “Enclosed by You” and White covered Garrels’ “Don’t Wait For Me.” Another trade happened when the pair realized they’d been covering the other’s songs while leading worship at Portland’s Door of Hope church. With a bit of momentum, a collaborative project emerged.... Read more

Dan Bremnes ‘Wherever I Go’ Album Review

Dan Bremnes is based in Nashville, but his sound is not. On his new EP, Wherever I Go, the Canadian-born artist explores themes of faith and the unknown atop plenty of propulsive new melodies on this seven-song release. The title track was inspired by an eight-day adventure through seven countries.... Read more

Crowder ‘I Know A Ghost’ Album Review

Almost 50 years ago, Flannery O’Connor coined the term “Christ-haunted South,” and that banner haunts Crowder’s new album I Know A Ghost front to back. This is a South-ern rock record, to be sure, but more than that, it’s an album that recognizes the presence of the Holy Spirit and His work in the world.... Read more

Mark Schultz ‘Christmas’ Album Review

With Mark Schultz’s celebrated career built on warm, endearing vocals, heart-tugging lyrics, and rich melodies, it seems strange that this is the artist’s first foray into releasing a full-length record of holiday tunes, aptly titled Christmas. ... Read more