Most of the time people overlook EPs, sad but true. Although I could be wrong, but from what I have gleaned it appears that only hardcore fans pay attention to an artist’s EP. Ironically, EPs tend to be more expressive, more artsy; the artists tend to show more of their creative selves without filtration, dumbing down, or the over-embellishment achieved by deft sound engineering. While this can be a blessing, it could also be a curse because you get to hear the best of the best, and the worse of the worst.
Here is one EP you should not overlook or underestimate:
“You’re My Avalanche” by John Mark & Sarah McMillan
John Mark McMillian is best known for his tune “How He Loves” which has garnered countless covers and rendition. He may not be exactly a name at the tip of every Christian music lover’s tongue because of the eccentricity in his musical styling, however, one thing is for sure: when we want to talk brilliant songwriter we can’t complete a list without calling his name. In my opinion the guy is boss when it comes to metaphorical storytelling/songwriting. I mean, the guy wrote a worship song titled “Napoleons and Guns” (and I am not kidding.) “And you keep coming on like napoleon, and I’ll lose my head and throne in the bloody revolution…” he sings in “Napoleon and Guns.”
The singer joins force with his wife to release the EP, “You’re My Avalanche”. The combined effort houses 5 tracks beautifully crafted and executed elegantly.
My two favourite songs from the album are “The Goodness” with John on the lead vocals, and “King of My Heart.” King Of My Heart” is the gem of the EP – it is the right amount of infectious and just the right energy level for a worship tune. We see Sarah Macmillan shine through the EP; I can’t tell if that was intentional or not, but what I do know is that the album will give the listeners the chance to know, understand, and fall in love with Sarah’s music.
Not Familiar with the duo? Check out “King Of My Heart” below:
[Video via YouTube]