Finding Favour: Farewell Fear

Fans of Switchfoot, needtobreathe, and For King and Country should check out the second album from this Georgia quintet. Moving away from the Casting Crowns/Rascal Flatts sound of their 2015 debut, they drop the country influences in favour of a clean pop/rock sound, a brisk 34 minute ride over ten tracks which leaves us wanting more. The title track, “Farewell Fear,” and “Get Down,” (a call to prayer) launch us into the album with a mix of hooky rhythms and bluesy guitar licks reminiscent of early Maroon 5. “Happy Ever After” is a prayer for the restoration of a marriage on the rocks, while “Faithful” celebrates mundane domesticity. “It Is Well” riffs off of the famous hymn to contemplate God’s faithfulness through adversity. Only “Dance” falters lyrically with its facile solution to life’s distresses, but a Daft Punk disco beat salvages it musically.

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