I have to say, I wasn’t really into The Loft Sessions project that this team released in January. I appreciate what they were doing with art and community, but I think their music really shines in it’s original setting – full instrumentation, big volume, etc. Be Lifted High was a powerful album, and For The Sake Of The World, recorded live at Bethel Church in California, definitely brings that experience back.
The style is a little looser than Be Lifted High, and it’s interesting to watch the team go from a very structured sound on Be Lifted High, through the intimate atmosphere of The Loft Sessions, and come out with this beautiful, original composition. These songs have all the structure and production of excellent music well produced, but there are also a couple spots on the album that break off into spontaneous, free-form worship. Through all of it, though, the same Spirit and passion preside.
If you’re a believer who likes to have good worship music at home, check this out. If you’re a worship leader who is always looking for great music for your congregation, check this out.
The album releases tomorrow, and it’s more than just 13 songs. From the press release:
For the first time, Bethel Music also releases an iTunes LP. The For The Sake Of The World LP features all 13 audio and video tracks on the CD and DVD, all five behind-the-scenes videos, plus 11 song charts, a Photo Gallery, Album Credits, social media links for Bethel artists and the Worship U Video feature information on the Online Bethel School of Worship.
That’s quite a package.
You can also check out the website for video, audio, pics, chord charts and download links.