Number One Gun: This is All We Know (Tooth & Nail)
The playful, fresh album, “This is All We Know” from Number One Gun mixes sweet ballads with profound love for Christ. Comparable to artists such as Plain White T’s, Owl City and Anberlin, Number One Gun lures listeners with soft melodies and tender lyrics amongst electric, upbeat rhythms.
Jake Hamilton and the Sound: Beautiful Rider
Christian music has become a pop-anthem of worship, but Jake Hamilton and the Sound provide worshipful music with a deep, raw and grungy sound. Former Jesus Culture Music artists proclaims that, “The new project’s title is about the marriage of something pure, delicate, kind and very sweet next to a rider on a white horse coming to judge and rule with power, authority and holiness. It’s a marriage of finding new ways to say ‘we love you Lord,’ but also to authentically express the fact that we have no idea what we’re doing or playing, just really trusting in Him to lead the way. People can see the whole gamut of who we are- from rockers to ballads- tied to the same heart, which is simply to be authentically who we are.”
Nine Lashes: From Water to War (Tooth & Nail)
For those who like the grandiose noise of Thrice, Three Days Grace and Red, Nine Lashes’ latest mix will be music to your ear. As with previous albums, Nine Lashes provides diversity and sophistication in their new release, blending modern and alternative rock with indie music along with rhythmic, cutting edge beats. This album is explosive yet intimately majestic.
Jamie Grace: Ready to Fly (Gotee Records)
We all fell in love with Jamie Grace’s “Hold Me,” then she gave us “Beautiful Day” as a sneak peak of her newest girlie and giggly album Ready to Fly. She now has a deeper relationship with the Lord, offering thought provoking insight into His heart, but she still touches on the intimacy we all long for in the love of our Savior. She speaks heavily on the waiting game we play encouraging us in our struggle to discover our perfect career as we hope and long for a genuine husband. “The entire concept of Ready To Fly is being ready even when you don’t know what the Lord has planned for your future,” says Jamie. “I wrote the title track the night before I turned 18. I was crying out, wondering what God’s plan for me was. I started to doubt so many things, but as I randomly began singing the lyrics to Ready to Fly, I realized I don’t have to have my whole life figured out to start my journey. This record is about being in the waiting with God, yet while you’re waiting being ready to move – ready to fly – when the timing is right.”
City Harbor: City Harbor (Sparrow Records)
City Harbor sees the suffering and pain of the world and has a deep desire to bring rest, hope and shelter from the storm as their name implies. Particularly in their song “Lift It Up,” along with several others, City Harbor presents a deep truth that God is glorified when we give him our hardship, our worry, our hurt. “When we bring Him all we have, our worries, uncertainties and fears, He takes care of it,” Molly Reed says. “There’s beauty in knowing you never have to fight the battle alone.”
Louie Giglio: Boy Meets Girl and Passion Talk Series: The Essential Collection (Passion City Church Resources)
Louie Giglio has been inspiring young adults for ages through his poignant Passion Conferences. Now his insight and teaching can be brought to life in your own home with the Boy Meets Girl and Passion Talk Series: The Essential Collection. Boy Meets Girl takes an honest and straightforward approach to dating and the challenges that relationships can bring. Digging below the surface, Boy Meets Girl uncovers potential dangers and offers practical help for anyone seeking a long-term relationship. Passion Talk Series: The Essential Collection includes the popular, powerful and compelling talks: “Indescribable,” “How Great Is Our God,” “Symphony (I Lift My Hands)” and “Moved By Mercy.”
Kutless: Glory (BEC Records)
Kutless releases its new album “Glory,” featuring a series of mellow, yet firm worship ballads proclaiming the strength and power of Christ. In emotional sing-a-longs, “Glory” reminds listeners of God’s greatness, and how small and weak we are in comparison. But, through Him, victory can be proclaimed, because all things are possible with the Lord.