Dead Come to Life (feat. Charmaine)
Coat of Arms
Bombs Away (feat. Rachael Lampa)
Love / War
I Am Nothing
Soon (feat. Elden)
On his third album, Christian singer/songwriter Jonathan Thulin surrounds himself with rich string backdrops as he explores the struggle for redemption. His feel for classic songcraft and dramatic musical gestures isn’t surprising, considering his past association with such old-school Christian artists as The Gaithers and Carman. The White Room finds Thulin fully realizing a theater-pop sound that perfectly suits his lyrics' soul-deep yearning and resolute spirit. The violin-driven swirl of “Masquerade” and the shimmery electronic pulse of “Coat of Arms” are representative of the album’s sonic reach. The elegant orchestration of “Graveyard” contrasts with the intimate, piano-centered grace of “I Am Nothing.” At times, Thulin achieves a near-operatic power, yet he never indulges in mere vocal pyrotechnics. His soaring duets with Rachael Lampa (“Bombs Away”) and Charmaine (“Dead Come to Life”) are among the album’s high points. Lyrically, these songs underscore the conflicts within the human heart—“Love/War” is especially eloquent in capturing mankind’s divided nature. “Peeta” closes with a burst of longing and exaltation that lingers long after the final note fades.