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Rush of Fools – Carry Us Now [Review]

Rush of Fools – Carry Us Now [Review]

By Chris Olson on June 03, 2014

Rush of Fools is back! While Rush of Fools is new to the Provident Music Group, they certainly are not new to the Christian music scene. You may recall their #1 hit “Undo” from back in 2007, a new version of which is included on their new release, Carry Us Now.

Featuring 10 new songs (in addition to “Undo”) and produced by Jason Ingram, this studio album has a wide range of singable songs that are presented in a way that allows churches of any type to tweak the arrangements to fit their church body.

“Take Me Over” kicks things off with a driving “four on the floor” beat, with some nice electronic instrumentation touches. This song has a bit of a dance beat feel and kicks the album off with a solid dose of energy.

Conversely, “Nailed to the Cross” opens with primarily an acoustic guitar, adding a nice sense of dynamic to the track. Another singable, “four on the floor” track (there are LOTS of kick-drum-on-the-quarter-note beats on this album), this would fit well in many churches.

“Power in the Blood” is a great new take on the old hymn “There is Power in the Blood.” A new chorus and bridge brings this hymn up to date, while still retaining the awesomeness that are the verses.

If you like The Fray, then you’ll enjoy “Your Will Be Done.” The piano driven intro and distinctive melody and vocal treatment on the verses made me stop and check if I was listening to a Fray album. But things quickly turn when you get to the anthem-like chorus, singing “Your will be done, Your kingdom come, my hope is in You!”

“God of My Salvation” is one of the prettier tunes, utilizing a nice string arrangement to add some atmosphere to the sound of the song. The lyric “...in the day of my trouble I will seek your face. Higher are your ways above my own…” is a great reminder of who God is.

Overall, this is a solid, safe album. It has a very “CCM” feel to it, and as a studio recording, it certainly lacks a certain dynamic that accompanies a live recording. The production is clean and polished, with many nice textures and colors throughout. There is nothing overly creative or inventive on this album, but even so, you are still left with a solid collection of songs, most of which would easily contribute to a corporate worship experience. And that’s the real goal, right?

Disclosure: A copy of this album was provided by the record label or artist for review purposes. The iTunes widget above is a part of an affiliate program. If you purchase the album through the widget, a small percentage of the sale will benefit All About Worship.

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Chris Olson

Chris Olson

Chris has been involved in worship ministry in some way for over 20 years, ranging from worship team guitarist/bassist/drummer to staff worship pastor. Chris presently serves as one of the worship leaders at Grace Church in Overland Park, KS, and is also a songwriter with a passion to write songs for the local church.  Chris married WAY up when his wife Rachel said “I do,” and they have two awesomely awesome kids, Aedan and Caitlin.

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