David Dunn: Yellow Balloons

Do you miss artists like Rich Mullins and Mark Heard, who asked the hard and sometimes unanswerable questions? This former “The Voice” contestant put his voice to good use on a pop/rock debut for BEC Recordings. Dunn’s range and tone recall soulful tenors like Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and Train’s Patrick Monahan. Album opener “Kingdom” kicks things off well, emphasizing the “now” aspect of Christ’s now-and-not-yet kingdom: “The Kingdom is living in you and I. It’s anywhere the King resides.” The rest of the lyrics continue in that vein, dealing with weighty issues like doubt, suffering, and God’s mysterious purposes, and are a cut above the usual as well. The Jeff Buckley-like, heart-wrenching title track addresses the death of a child. Not easy answers, and not easy listening, but well worth the time.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.