Joshua Seller "The King is Coming" - CD Review
Worship Leader Joshua Seller’s newest album My King is Coming packs accessible, singable songs into an efficient, modern worship project. The former Canadian Idol contestant and current worship pastor’s heart is clear throughout the journey from track to track. He has a heart for the local church with an eye on the larger Body of Christ.
Influences abound and are clear: from current worship genre stalwarts Chris Tomlin and Kari Jobe to ever present rock giants U2 and Coldplay. I do often wonder where we would go for ideas as worship leaders if U2 had not risen to prominence. Most every pulsing, delayed electric guitar riff and arena style, soaring group chorus owes its inspiration to a couple of European rock bands.
Seller has one of the best voices in Contemporary Christian Music today. His execution is flawless and his mastery of his instrument serves the material well. The production is top notch and speaks of his time in the music industry. It can approach the line of “over polish,” but on the whole walks the balance of authenticity.
The songs are well crafted and provide many opportunities for use in corporate worship. Though I would have liked to hear more depth in some instances. The line, “We come with more than Hallelujahs” from “You Have Shown Us” is a nice example. As writers who belong to the Author of Salvation and the Living Word I long for us all to dig and listen for the deeper things of God.
A couple standout tunes are “Song of the Angels” and “God You are My God.” These both are easily adaptable to your worship gatherings musically and in spirit.
My King is Coming by Joshua Seller is a standout release from a worshiper and adorer of the King of all Kings.
-Review by Ben Ward
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