We’re living in the “golden age” of worship music, and I don’t say the to imply that the music that came before was inferior, though it mostly was. What I mean is that, in the past decade, the genre of worship music has been infiltrated and now dominated by artists and musicians who are actual worship teams from actual churches who are actually used to leading believers into the presence of God. That’s not to say that supergroups comprised of musicians who happen to perform worship music are terrible. I’m just rather excited to see the Church, though its many churches, as the launch pad of creativity, artistry, etc.
ABLE by NewSpring Worship
NewSpring Worship is absolutely part of this worship team wave. Listening to ABLE, their new album, has been like a tour through a collection of songs that my church worship team is likely to add to its own rotation. It’s a great album whose sounds range from energizing to contemplative all while sounding like music that would not be awkward for your non-Christian friends to randomly overhear. Seriously, we’ve all been there, listening to that CCM guilty pleasure when our headphones get unplugged, and all of our coworkers or the other folks in the weight room get a dose of Carmen’s “The Champion.”
NewSpring Worship will not leave you vulnerable to such awkwardness. Just take a listen to the acoustic version of the title track, “Able”:
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“Now and Forever”
“King of Kings”
“‘Tis So Sweet”
Simply put, ABLE is a fantastic album, full of songs that are equal parts personal personal anthem and corporate worship. You will be hearing these songs, both in the top forty and in your Sunday morning worship service. In fact, I’m probably going to officially, pastorally speak to my worship leader about the song “King of Kings.” I was listening to it this morning and immediately thought, “This song would be great on a Sunday morning.”
But you know what, don’t take my word for it. Head over to Dream Label’s YouTube Channel or even Spotify and give it all taste. I think you’ll soon be heading over to your music store of preference and making a purchase.
– 5.0 Stars
A copy of this album was provided to me by the record company in exchange for an honest review, which is what you’ve just finished reading.