David Leonard ‘The Wait’ Review
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(Integrity Music)

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David Leonard ‘The Wait’ Review

David Leonard
The Wait
(Integrity Music)

David Leonard, half of the Grammy-nominated band All Sons and Daughters, has struck out on his own and released a soul-filled pop record that should be regarded as one of the year’s best.

On The Wait, Leonard crafts songs that don’t shy away from the troubled side of a believer. These songs speak of heartache and loneliness, but they also point to the solution—Jesus. On “Wanderer,” Leonard sings “Though I wander far from You/ You find me and bring me home,” and that’s a constant theme throughout the album—a very present, very real God that is here when we are at our lowest. The star of the album is “Threads,” a soaring anthem to how God undoes the carefully constructed facades we build around ourselves.

Musically, The Wait is a far cry from what fans of All Sons & Daughters may be used to. Leonard pulls in electronic influences, along with a heavy dose of soul (remember his days as Jackson Waters’ front man) to drive home the power of God’s love for us. The Wait is a stellar solo entry for David Leonard.

–John Barber

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John Barber

John Barber has been listening to CCM music since the mid ‘80s, and he’s passionate about the good stuff. He interviews and reviews have been published at CCMmagazine.com, PledgeMusic, The Rabbit Room, and others. He’s been a featured presenter at Hutchmoot, a Nashville-based conference, speaking about U2’s The Joshua Tree. Mostly, John can be found with earbuds in, listening to everything from Steve Taylor to Andrew Peterson.

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