Satellites & Sirens "One Noise" by Kelcey Wixtrom (cmaddict.com) on 2014-03-07 09:38:19
Whether a cry for freedom or an anthem of praise, Satellites & Sirens’ new album One Noise is a welcome breath of fresh air in a sea of standard pop offerings. For those not familiar with Satellites & Sirens, I compare them to a hybrid of Hillsong and the new Hawk Nelson. Blending modern, electronic trends with popular worship styles, this album is a delightful fusion of high-energy lyrics and modern pop influences while still being strongly rooted in biblical concepts.
Common themes throughout One Noise include new life, identity in Christ, grace, unity in the body, passionate pursuit of God, and pure praise. I love the last song “United Kingdom.” The track is not nodding at a British influence, but is actually a cry for the Church body to band together and pursue the same cause. The song serves as a great anthem for a generation seeking unity. Not only are the lyrics powerful, but the driving electronic feel also gives it an intense, fresh energy.
Track 9, “Breakthrough,” features a guest appearance from Hawk Nelson’s frontman Jonathan Steingaurd. The two lead vocalists blend well together as their voices are very similar in range and style.
Much of this album contains a strong foundation in biblical truths. Even the elements of praise music in this album are very grounded in the Word. Nearly every verse or bridge has a biblical nod or reference, but it does not come across as cheesy. Rather, it serves as great reminder to look beyond daily struggles and focus on what is above!
Genre: Electronic / Pop / Worship
Label: Dream Records
Release Date: March 18, 2014
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes
1. Crash Down
2. Jump Start My Heart
3. One Noise
4. Teach Me How To Love
6. Keep Running
7. We Are Yours
8. Our God Is Able
9. Breakthrough (feat. Jonathan Steingard of Hawk Nelson)
10. You Traded Heaven
11. Holy Are You God
12. United Kingdom
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