Christian Rock Done Well
I’m probably not the only one who cringes a little bit when pausing on the local Contemporary Christian radio station. The best word I can use to describe it is formulaic. There must be a CCM app somewhere that enables producers to key in a general theme for the lyrics, a time signature, key signature and desired instrumentation, and out pops a new hit song for the Contemporary Christian charts. What’s worse is that it seems like the new CCM hits track very closely with whatever style is prevailing on the Top 40. Am I being too harsh? Too curmudgeon-y? Well, classical music is my wheelhouse, but I greatly appreciate all sorts, and really love to see contemporary Christian music done well. And this past weekend, I had the chance to listen to a CD by a musician I know that had me pressing the repeat button over and over.
An excerpt from track 2, “Psalm 51: Kyrie Eleison” @8:15:
“Wonderful Grace” is also definitely worth a listen. Enjoy.