Hey guys, Lex here! I hope you've been following along and listening to all the playlists I've been creating over the last few months. Being the walk in love. "Music Guru" is such a huge compliment to me.
I'm here to take my music passion to a whole 'notha level for ya, with an ALBUM REVIEW of Hillsong United's newest album: WONDER!
Most of the time I'm behind the scenes answering your questions and shipping out your orders at lightning speed, but music is the way that I get to share a part of who I am with all you amazing people who support and care about walk in love.
Never listened to anything from Hillsong United? Lets change that!
Hillsong United is an Australian worship band. They started out as the youth ministry band from the Hillsong Church. They were originally known as "Hillsong Live." Currently the band is made up by Joel Houston, Jonathon Douglass, Jadwin Gillies, Matt Crocker, Taya Smith, Dylan Thomas, Timon Klein, Peter James, Benjamin Tennikoff, Adam Crosariol, and Simon Kobler.
Their album, Wonder, is a collection of uplifting and inspirational pop and rock-infused awesomeness.
Track 1 - Wonder
"Have you ever seen the wonder
In the air of second life
Having come out of the waters
With the old one left behind"
What a way to start this album off. This song gives me goosebumps every.single.time. It's so joy-filled. "I'm walking in the light. I'm walking in the wonder." This is a beautiful reminder that every single day Jesus is with you.
Track 2 - Shadow Step
"And I won't be afraid
In every way
You never fail
So have your way here God
And I'll sing Your Praise."
Be ready for the unexpected. God is doing things in your life, whether you are ready for it or not. This is the song for those times.
Track 3 - Future Marches In
"If you've been set free
Lift up your voice and sing
If you have the love
Now's the time to use it"
There are some amazing pop+rock vibes going on here. This song makes me want to jump around and play some air guitar for Jesus.
Track 4 - So Will I (100 Billion X)
"I can see Your heart in everything You've done
Every part designed in a work of art called love
If you gladly chose surrender so will I
I can see Your heart
Eight billion different ways"
A powerful and moving reminder that God created the stars, but he also created YOU. You are just as beautiful and important.
Track 5 - Splinters and Stones
"Your beauty staring down my brokenness
You chose to throw Your heart into the mess
Compassion crashing down upon my debt
You were there"
You are never too broken, too far gone, too messed up. He will always welcome you back with Forgiveness and Grace.
Track 6 - Glimmer In The Dust
"I found Heaven in pieces
In glimmer and dust
Broken glass in reflection
Till we shine like the sun"
This is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. Not only do the words speak so much truth, but the way they are delivered...you feel the truth.
Track 7- Greatest Of These
"If it's not for love
I don't have the heart
If it's not for love
Don't let me say it's faith
If it count's no cost
'Cause there's no fear in love
But there is a cross"
Yeah....that just happened.
Track 8 - Shape Of Your Heart
"You run deep like the wildest heavens
You run deep like the wild in me
You run wide like the four horizons
You run wide enough to cover me"
This is probably my favorite. They do so many unique things with this song.
Track 9 - Not Today
"Trouble won't throw me
Won't break me
Won't Scare me
Fear must have thought I was faithless
When it came for my heart"
You can have two favorites right? This is my "I can play this ten times in a row" song. "Let the devil know not today!"
Track 10 - Life
Your will for me
There's nothing else my soul desires
Than more of You"
Sometimes you don't need paragraphs. Sometimes the simplest of words express exactly what you need.
Track 11 - Rain
Making all things new
From ruin to life in You
Making all things new
Everything turning to something so beautiful"
This one is for those of you that like that good ol' "traditional" worship song vibe. Absolutely incredible. Lift those hands!
Track 12 - Water To Wine
"So I'll stay
I will stay within Your hold
I know You'll never let me go
And my soul it runs with mercy"
9 minutes and 47 seconds. This is how you end an album.
- I know You'll never let me go
- I know you love me
- I know what love means
- It's who You are
The first time I heard this album It blew me away. It has not lost that Wonder factor yet.
What are your thoughts on this album? I'd love to hear your feedback!