Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Album Review: Potomac, Tim Coons

I'm so blessed to be surrounded by such talented people! Today, I'm reviewing a new worship album by an old friend/classmate of mine from middle school and high school.  On Monday, I'll be posting a Monday Morning Interview with Tim, so be sure to stop back to hear his take on modern worship and its role in the church. And buy this album. Trust me. I've been listening to this guy sing since 7th grade.

Tim Coons

This is not your average worship CD and that's exactly what I like about it.  This is real music for real people.  It is not watered down theologically.  It doesn't try to make Christianity sound like a pretty stroll through a flowerbed with millions of your dearest friends.  It is the kind of music that you can listen to and worship along with in the best of times and in the hard times. 

The songs in this album began as original pieces by Coons (with one by his peer- Aaron Strumpel), but he took these gritty psalmic pieces a step further and overlayed them with old American spirituals. The result is powerful. 

If you're looking for something with simple words and lots of repeats or a drum kit and synthesizers, you're barking up the wrong tree.  This isn't "contemporary Christian music." This is a soulful, deep, and honest look at the spiritual journey. 

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