13 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This finely wrought work returns again and again to Phil Wickham’s vision of a joyful reunion with his Maker. Rather than relying upon stock worship music phrases, he invokes the world beyond this one in “Eden,” “In Your City” and the title track in fresh, vivid terms. He’s aided in this effort by Peter Kipley, whose nuanced production applies synthesizer washes over pulsating beats and acoustic guitar tones. The gamelan-like percussion opening “Cielo,” the fluorescent keyboard busts in “Hold On” and the swirling, ethereal textures surrounding the title tune are among the inspired touches found throughout the album. Wickham’s unmistakable voice — one of the most distinctive in modern Christian rock — is used with warmth and taste, conveying spiritual longing without resorting to emotional overkill. There are obvious corporate worship hits here, including “Your Arrival” and “I’ll Always Love You.” But it’s Wickham’s personal quest for unity with God that gives this album its remarkable glow.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This finely wrought work returns again and again to Phil Wickham’s vision of a joyful reunion with his Maker. Rather than relying upon stock worship music phrases, he invokes the world beyond this one in “Eden,” “In Your City” and the title track in fresh, vivid terms. He’s aided in this effort by Peter Kipley, whose nuanced production applies synthesizer washes over pulsating beats and acoustic guitar tones. The gamelan-like percussion opening “Cielo,” the fluorescent keyboard busts in “Hold On” and the swirling, ethereal textures surrounding the title tune are among the inspired touches found throughout the album. Wickham’s unmistakable voice — one of the most distinctive in modern Christian rock — is used with warmth and taste, conveying spiritual longing without resorting to emotional overkill. There are obvious corporate worship hits here, including “Your Arrival” and “I’ll Always Love You.” But it’s Wickham’s personal quest for unity with God that gives this album its remarkable glow.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
501 Ratings

501 Ratings

Tyler Emond ,

Probably one of the best Albums i've ever heard!

Phil is one of the most talented musicians Ive ever heard. Lyrically, Musically, Vocally. I love this album definitely the best he has done.

Joshuabrian ,

Good quality worship music!

Phil has always amazed me with his moving lyrics and music, this new album is just as, if not more inspiring than "Cannons" and his self titled album, it is different, progressive, inspiring, and very musical, but most of all Phil has maintained his worshipful atmosphere. The record's overall quality is very impressive, the song "The Time is now" caught my ear the most, with amazing strings that resemble 70's pop, and almost whimsical sounding uses of acoustic guitars and other percussive noises. Every song on the album is of the upmost quality. I find that every song is just as worshipful as the rest of his works, but in a different way. I absolutely love it! I believe that Phil is one of the greatest Christian songwriters of our age and will continue to amaze us!

lukehenry ,

full of love and purity

i love phil and his desire to be real before God. This album is very poetic and I believe captures the heart of God and our desperate need for Him. Pete Kipley did an amazing job producing the record and it has a very progressive feel. I would highly recommend it.
Luke
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