Passion’s Newest Recording is Studio Worship Gold
Salvation’s Tide Is Rising
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Length: 50 minutes, 46 seconds
1. Salvation’s Tide (feat. Kristian Stanfill)
2. My Victory (feat. Crowder)
3. Remember (feat. Brett Younker & Melodie Malone)
4. God & God Alone (feat. Chris Tomlin)
5. Simple Pursuit (feat. Melodie Malone)
6. I Turn to Christ (feat. Matt Redman)
7. Your Grace Amazes Me (feat. Christy Nockels)
8. All We Sinners (feat. Crowder)
9. Surrender (feat. Jimi Cravity)
10. Good Good Father (feat. Kristian Stanfill)
About Passion albums:
Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold over 1.3 million units while introducing the church to worship songs like “Our God”, “Holy Is The Lord”, “How Great Is Our God”, and “God Of This City”. Passion is coming off its best charting radio success in 5 years with the single “Even So Come”, which went Top 5.
About The Passion Movement:
The Passion Movement and the messages of founder Louis Giglio have marked the lives of millions of people around the globe, calling people everywhere to live for the glory of God. From its inception, the movement of Passion has birthed new anthems of worship, influencing countless churches and helping to define the current worship climate and establish artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and others. Louie Giglio is the pastor and founder of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA.
Recently, Passion’s song “Even So Come” was their biggest success at radio in 5 years. If early digital sales of their new studio project Salvation’s Tide Is Rising are any indication, they’ve got another smash hit record on their hands.
Kristian Stanfill sets the tone with his anthemic “Salvation’s Tide”, a song about revival which likens the growing church to salvation’s rising tide. Singing about Jesus’ successful rescue mission, Crowder is up next with “My Victory”, proclaiming “a cross meant to kill is my victory”. The voices of Brett Younker and Melodie Malone mesh well on “Remember” whose chorus delivers an oath: “I’ll remember the empty grave.”
Next up are two songs that focus on God’s supreme authority as the only one worthy of our praise. First approaching the throne is Chris Tomlin with “God and God Alone”. This signature Tomlin melody will have you feeling you’ve heard the song before. Not that that’s a bad thing! When Melodie Malone delivers “Simple Pursuit”, you’ll be absolutely astonished at the beauty, simplicity, and purity of her voice. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll be wondering where and how you can hear it some more. Malone’s performance is hands down the most remarkable and moving moment on the album. You’ll freely pour out your heart to our Savior alongside Melodie as she sings, “Nothing and no one comes close to You / Nothing could ever come close.”
Matt Redman finds the ideal balance between earnestness and energy as he continues the thoughtful worship with “I Turn to Christ”, professing, “I turn, I turn to Christ alone / I surrender all, I surrender.” On”Your Grace Amazes Me” we return to glorifying God and celebrating His grace with Christy Nockels. Like Malone, Nockels has a striking voice that communicates tenderness, vulnerability, and utter sincerity. She’ll help you remain centered on worship — and likely move you to tears — as you contemplate the profundity of Jesus’ grace.
Not allowing the women to steal the stage, Crowder returns to burst forth with a timeless Americana roots-inspired “All We Sinners.” With its percussive accompaniment, the earthy track bears resemblance to a Civil War era battle hymn. Next to Malone’s solo turn at the mic, this is my favorite moment on the record.
“Surrender”, featuring Jimi Cravity, who sounds eerily like Aaron Shust, may be the album’s only hiccup. Of course, that’s likely in large part due to the fact that Crowder’s gem is a tough act to follow.
Kristian Stanfill returns to close out the project with “Good Good Father”, a comforting number which reminds that God is a good, loving Father and we are His beloved children. Like “Surrender”, this is a heartfelt, pleasing song. Following Crowder, however, both songs feel anticlimactic. “All We Sinners” would have been the better closer. Still, it makes sense to end with a reminder of who He is and who we are. And that’s really what this newest Passion project is all about.
— Dawn Teresa
4.5 of 5 Hearts. Passion’s Newest Recording is Studio Worship Gold.
Passion Worship Band’s 2016 offering, Salvation’s Tide Is Rising is a solid set of ten songs centered on the cross and Jesus as Savior and Risen King. As a whole, these tracks will encourage you to stand tall, committed to your faith while you bow down in worship. As such, it’s a perfect January release and a wonderful kick-off to the new year.
Top Tracks (in order of appearance): “Salvation’s Tide”, “Simple Pursuit”, “I Turn To Christ”, “Your Grace Amazes Me”, “All We Sinners”
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