I had the opportunity to be apart a ministry called “TeenServe” and every night we had worship by Phil Joel’s (founding member of Newsboys) new band Zealand and a message by K.P. Westmoreland. All this in the local high school gym. I thought the worship was so powerful that I decided to review their E.P.
This music is so powerfully simple, I haven’t been able to listen to it and not worship. It’s almost as if the Holy Spirt has taken up residence in the sound waves. Worshiping God seems to be all this group lives for; it’s the oxygen they breathe. This is something that I really desire to gain now that I’ve seen an example. Stand out tracks for me are “You Awaken My Soul”, “That’s Who You Are”, and “Greener”. “You Awaken My Soul” and “That’s Who You Are” are songs that are energetic, souled out, and full of passion and fire. “Greener” is a more personal song written by Phil and his wife while they were going through a challenging time. It is a song about the love of God and His faithfulness in and through those dark times.
I don’t know if there is anyone this music is not for. I think anyone who listens to it would benefit, whether you believe in God or not this E.P. will probably help you though dark times, even if you don’t see it at the time.