Ben Cantelon’s second album, Everything in Color, releases tomorrow, May 8. Worshippers and worship leaders, take note.
On the title and theme, Ben commented,
“When life is tough, it is tempting to reduce things to black and white… but worship has a role to play in introducing the color. Worship reminds us that God is far bigger than any of us, far brighter than any of our gloom and far more real than any of our denial.”
Tim Hughes and Matt Redman co-wrote a few of the songs, and the sound is comparable. If you like Hughes and/or Redman, you’ll like Ben Cantelon.
Much of the music is simple, which means “cover-able” to worship leaders. There are catchy piano and guitar riffs throughout, but the instrumentation overall is straight-forward.
Most of the melodies are comfortable, contemporary-Christian melodies. The melody on the title track is eerily familiar, but I can’t place it. “Lord Strong & Mighty” is another track that I can’t not sing along with.
The single from the album is “New Day,” and it’s definitely the highlight. We’re going to hear this one in churches all over the country in no time. I only wish we’d had it for Easter Sunday. Check out the video below, and I guarantee you’ll be in a better mood than you are right now. It’s stinkin’ catchy.
A couple other tracks that stood out where “Be Exalted,” for it’s wonderfully gentle tone, and “Worth It All” for it’s powerful declaration of faith and hope. The chorus, of the later:
I let go of all I have, just to have all of You
And no matter what the cost, I will follow You
Jesus, everything I’ve lost, I have found in You
When I finally reach the end I’ll say, You are worth it all
Who doesn’t want to hear their congregation singing that out?
AND, because now you love that song, I made this for you: New Day Chord Sheet, PDF. Who loves you?