#MusicReview: ‘Touch Of Heaven’ by Hillsong Worship
#Throwback #MusicReview: ‘The River’ by Meredith Andrews
Isabella Melodie.. solemn song accompanied by the digital piano and organ, violins and cymbals. There is also a simulation of bird and wind sounds that set a lot of tone for the theme of this piece..
raspy like a cool drink…her voice is accompanied by a piano, then drums that reach a climax at “Yhwh”. Ernie gives a tinge of Lawrence Flowers from ‘More” when she sings the line ‘You are timeless, ageless and unchanging’.
Enjoy elements of Nigerianness-tinges of yoruba and broken-on a smokin’ trap beat, with happy shrieks, whistles, pants and enthusiastic ‘ehs’. Of course, my favourite line most definitely is ‘The most fly gives props to the Most High’.
cruising to and from school, jamming to Cece Winans’ records from the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ album. This amazing album is so special to me, with super cool songs like ‘Worthy’, ‘Million Miles’…
The delicious ‘fe’ notes, give me the Asa vibe from ‘Eye Adaba’. But instead of the primary instruments being the acoustic guitar, violin and flute, we have the drums, guitar and trumpet.
I could sing of you
All day long.
I long to join the host of heaven…
I love this song for its message, which is simple but is not so simple. It is the basic reason Jesus came to the earth. It was literally to save us from sin and to enable us live our lives for His glory. The story of even needing salvation in the first place is not such a long one actually. So lets’ circle back.
Mercy starts raspy against the piano playing softly on this Ballad fit for a musical. She then becomes soft, along with the backups and slightly soft digital trumpet. Her voice becomes slightly animated as the digital instrumentation does a pizzicato number. It’s almost like a whole orchestra comes in at ‘Oh, what a father I have in you’, immediately giving me the imagery of the whole of Heaven’s Armies coming to your rescue when you choose God over anyone else. I love how she spontaneously recites God’s lovely names in Igbo, as the proud badges He owns, especially ‘Onyekwaranta’ and ‘Ekueme’. This is the most classical piece on this album, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the juxtaposition of igbo and classical music.
I guess you could say it was prophecy as well because it was telling what was about to come. But the quintessential WOK could also be like that. Bt-dubs, in my mind, WOK and prophecy are like species of the same thing. Just like a website and a blog-they are sort of the same thing or similar.
Enjoy this E flat minor jazz piece smothered with suspended fourths celebrating the mercies of God that are part of every believer’s inheritance in Christ.