Phil Wickham is back and his songwriting and vocal skills do not disappoint. Lyrically, his songs are well crafted and strong. For my personal taste, the music itself is somewhat over-produced and much of it sounds computer generated to me. I much prefer more basic instruments that do not overpower the vocalist but instead enhance the performance. I am certain however that younger listeners will probably be in love with the dance style instrumentation on this CD.
I think my favorite song is Doxology/Amen which opens the CD with worship. I particularly like the new verse Wickham added as well as the entire arrangement. His live youtube performance of the song made me love it even more. Other songs are also outstanding, especially The Secret Place, a duet featuring Madison Cunningham.
Overall, “Children of God” is a strong offering from an established musician. Glad to have Phil back in good health!
A copy of this CD was provided for review by Flyby Promotions.
Phil Wickham has a new CD out, CHILDREN OF GOD! The first since his surgery in 2014, to remove a vocal polyp. He has a new sound and renewed energy in praising God for his complete healing from this life changing, down on his knee’s, surrender to God awakening!
Phil delivers his most personal album to date. Standing on the musical foundation he has built through the years, “Children of God” is at once recognizable as another Phil masterpiece, but with a few new musical twists and turns that make this record a sonic buffet. The album’s first single “Your Love Awakens Me” was played before an audience of thousands on the 2016 Spring Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour alongside Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa and more. Phil Wickham’s acclaimed single “This Is Amazing Grace” was honored with RIAA Gold Certification from his 2013 project, “The Ascension” and was BMI’s 2015 Christian “Song of the Year.”
Songs Included on Children of God:
- Better Than Life
- Your Love Awakens Me
- The Secret Place
- Wide Awake
- My All In All
- Starmaker (High Above the Earth)
- Children of God
- Stand in Awe
- Body Mind & Soul
- As It Is In Heaven
- Spirit of God
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