Anyone who knows me knows I’m pretty picky about worship music. This isn’t anything I’m proud of at all, of course, especially since it makes it very, very difficult to find worship music I can turn off critical ears toward and worship my Savior with. Part of it may be because worship music hasn’t changed much since the late 90s and part of it is more than likely because, due to running a site like JFH for 15 years, you can tend to hear more music than your usual worshipper, so it can be tough to move past the feel that worship music seems to be stuck in a neverending, barely evolving musical rut.
So when I find worship music that moves me, it’s something to celebrate.
Up from the ashes of Jackson Waters comes a worship duo that is comprised of the band’s former vocalist, David Leonard, and a new musical partner, Leslie Jordan. Signed with Integrity Music, the pair released their first EP in 2011 with a second one on its way for January 17, 2012 and a full-length album releasing in March (containing the 2 EPs plus a few new ones). Brokenness Aside EP No. 1 is a lovely collection of intimate, personal worship songs that express praise and laments in a refreshing package. Leonard’s signature and stylized vocals are a nice change from the worship standard, while Leslie’s vocals add a sensitive side. This pair is worth checking out and following as they continue to bring us new tunes to sing on our knees.
– John DiBiase
All Sons & Daughters
Brokenness Aside, EP No. 1 (2011)
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Our synopsis: “Modern worship that breaks the mold just enough to be refreshing.” (Recommended by JFH’s John DiBiase)
Perfect For: Worship, Meditation, Humility
Song Highlights: “Alive,” “Let It Shine,” “All The Poor And Powerless,” “Brokenness Aside”… OK, the whole thing.
So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album Brokenness Aside, EP No. 1? Do you recommend it? If so, why?