River Valley Worship
Million Lifetimes Deconstructed
BEC Worship is a new(er) worship imprint created to foster worship artists and further the genre with a flagship signing of a Minneapolis based church called River Valley Worship. Earlier this year, the artistic collective released Million Lifetimes with favorites like “Hope Has a Name.” Now they’ve come back with an EP for the holidays that strips back a few of the tracks and includes other surprises under the banner, Million Lifetimes Deconstructed.
Deconstructed is, in some ways, about getting more mileage out of the initial set of songs, but the newer feel to tracks like the aforementioned “Hope Has a Name” and “Calvary’s Shadow” reinvents the songs to great effect. These aren’t unplugged tunes, per se, but stripped down and reimagined. Even better are new, original tracks like the holiday-tinged “Adore” and the compelling opener “Cross and the Crown.” If you weren’t already keen on RVW, go back and start at the beginning, but make sure to come back to this EP in short order.