Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Newsboys: Restart

Release Date: 10 September 2013
Genre: Contemporary, Praise & Worship
Length: 39:10
Label: Sparrow Records
Similar artists: Jamie Grace, Sonicflood, By The Tree, Audio Adrenalin
Rating: 4/5

Restart is the sixteenth studio album to be released by Newsboys which, if nothing else, is pretty damn inspiring to say the least, because that is a lot of albums if you ask me, and they are still going strong.

I have to say that I was quite surprised when I first listened to this record. The lyrics throughout the entire record are spectacular; there are a ton of great lines to be found within each track. The only downfall however was that the tracks seemed to be a little repetitive, with that in mind though the musicality of the album is noteworthy. It is no secret that Newsboys have slowly been moving toward a more pop/electronic sound lately, but I’m sure nobody would have thought they would venture into the region of dubstep.

This record has a mainstream dance music feel to it, and most of the tracks have a great upbeat tempo that makes you want to get up and dance. Dance music with a Christian message… It’s different but I really enjoy it, there’s something unique and captivating about this record.

Restart is certainly a fitting title to this record and is a pleasant surprise from Newsboys. The record sounds completely different to anything that they have ever put out before, and yet despite that fact, it still feels right. Newsboys are definitely moving in the right direction if you ask me.

I can only hope that this record manages to infiltrate the mainstream music scene because as far as sound goes it fits the bill, and every track manages to feel like a potential radio single.

I was pleasantly surprised by this record and I’m sure many of you will be too, it’s the kind of record that you’ll find yourself jamming to with your speakers turned up to full. 

Song of The Week goes to: “Fishers of Men”

Stay happnin’ Charlie Chaplin


Take a listen to the song of the week here:

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