Get 50 songs for FREE with the new Jesusfreakhideout.com compilation!




Border leftarrow upMore Newsarrow downBorder right
Space
Space
          
Space
Space Space
Space
Space

Newworldson, Newworldson
Click Here To Enlarge Album Cover
Newworldson
Newworldson



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 12 tracks: 45 minutes, 44 seconds
Street Date: February 23, 2010
Bookmark and Share

In 2008, we were introduced to Inpop's pop/soul band Newworldson. Since then, the band has been touring with the Newsboys all around the world, and now, two years later, we're looking at their latest self-titled sophomore release.

Before playing the first track there a lot of expectations. Newworldson's last project was definitely a unique sound, mixing the sounds of reggae and soul together into a fun, energetic musical genre. Newworldson doesn't disappoint, and the funk begins with the opening track "You Set the Rhythm." With a strong bass lead introduction, you can't help but tap your foot along to the rhythm. That feeling carries on throughout the project, with other songs such as "Do You Believe in Love?" and "Commander."

In preparation for the project's release, "There is a Way" was released as a single. Since then, the song has been climbing the charts, and for good reason. The song itself is a slower pop ballad sounding similar to music from artists such as Michael Buble and Maroon5. It uses a number of memorable hooks, one using the famous words of Jesus in John 14:6 ("There is a way, the truth and the life and the way"). The song reminds listeners that God is always there, and always ready to help us along the way.

Every so often you come across a song that changes things around a little. In the track called "In Your Arms," for example, we're introduced to a more British pop/rock sound. This song works well for the band, but it's not hard to imagine another band (All Star United springs to mind) covering this song. A little later we then find "That's Exactly," which has a stronger guitar riff sound, making it stand out from the rest of the project.

The other main style of music on this record is the traditional blues ballad, making use of jazz organs and slick guitar work, bringing the tempo of the project down. "Rocky Road" provides the first break from the action-packed beginning. We then see another, more Latin-feeling, break in the song "O Lament." A final ballad, "Weary," ends the album and brings it all to a fully rounded finish.

Overall Newworldson is a great follow up from 2008's effort, and the guys have shown they still have the groovy, funk driven rock in the bag. If there was one suggestion for the next project, it would be that the guys continue to expand their range of musical styles. Those who have heard and enjoyed Newworldson before will love this album. For those who are new to the band, it's hard to compare this project to any other. For this reason, it's worth a listen from anyone who is interested at all in something a little bit different.

- Review date: 2/22/10, written by David Couch of Jesusfreakhideout.com

 

. Record Label: Inpop Records
. Album length: 12 tracks: 45 minutes, 44 seconds
. Street Date: February 23, 2010
. Buy It: iTunes
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. You Set The Rhythm (3:04)
  2. Listen To The Lord (2:54)
  3. In Your Arms (3:01)
  4. There Is A Way (4:20)
  5. Do You Believe In Love? (3:12)
  6. That's Exactly (How I Like It) (3:34)
  7. Rocky Road (5:33)
  8. Commander (3:03)
  9. Total Eclipse (3:39)
  10. O Lament (4:13)
  11. Jamaican Praise Medley (5:12)
  12. Weary (4:05)

 

 

go to main Album review page or go to Album review archive
 

Music News RSS
About Us | Contact JFH | Site Map | RSS | JFH Staff | Advertise With JFH
JFH Store | Donate to JFH | Prayer | Link To Us | Privacy | Home
Alertbot

All materials copyright of Jesusfreakhideout.com   1996-2014 Jesus freak Hideout. All Rights Reserved.