Hillsong – Savior King: Hillsong is confusing me. I’m not entirely sure what they’re trying to do here and it’s got me all persnickled. Back in the 90s they were notorious for churning out the hits!…as well as CDs like busy little bunny rabbits down there! The business they’re in now is releasing a United CD then a Hillsong CD back and forth and double dipping musicians, songs, etc. I’m not sure the angle here. Is the talent in the United camp that great? (Oh yeah it is!) Do we need to hear the same song though on 2 or 3 different CDs? (Oh no, not really, no!) So, I’m a little concerned. The worst case scenario to me is that there will no longer be a distinction between Hillsong and United, just 1 ‘blended’ band that nobody will enjoy 😦
I’m a United guy! I’ve never liked Hillsong, never was a Darlene Zchech fan, and just tend to do things differently all around. So it’s just been recently that I’ve given ‘Hillsong’ another listen to and the reason is stated above: they’re using the guys that I DO like on their CDs! This time they’re reusing songs off All the Above that was just released a few months ago and have even named the CD after a song on that record! WHY? Probably because it’s one of the best ones on there. To me, the United tunes stand out the most, however not much is different except a highly produced and excellent quality live recording!
The 14 tracks seem a bit much for me for some reason. I get lost right in the middle. The United tunes here feel ‘contemporized’ to me and I don’t enjoy the mass choir behind them. The Hillsong songs here feel like Hillsong songs. To me, I get the feeling of a ‘blended’ worship service, and I hate those 🙂 Not to some, this is going to be a sweet new album. Probably, Hillsong fans. If you liked Mighty To Save, this is along the same lines! I actually did enjoy Mighty to Save, really I did! This just seems to quick and to similar to stand out which is a shame because there’s probably some great songs on here to use. I’ll have to come back around to it in a couple months though to find them.