Sarah Macintosh "Current"
by Grace Thorson (cmaddict) on 2012-03-03 15:20:04

Some may know Sarah Macintosh from a band called “Chasing Furies” - where in 1999 she was the lead singer with two other siblings. The band ended shortly after its touring for their first album “With Abandon.” She then toured as a guitarist and background vocalist alongside Michael W. Smith.

She has since taken up as a solo Christian artist, and in the year of 2004 she released her full-length debut album “Then Sings My Soul.” Four years later, she came out with “The Waiters, The Watchers, The Listeners, The Keepers and Me,” and in 2009 she released a holiday album titled “Christmas: With One Breath He Came.”

"Current" is Sarah Macintosh’s newest creation from Integrity Media. The genre of the album is alternative - blended with some worship and pop. Her music is unique, and that’s a good thing, especially in today’s tough music industry. I think Sarah’s style really sticks out because it’s so different and refreshing. All of the songs from the album are good, but there were a few that especially hit me.

Right off the bat, you will hear Sarah’s single “Current” as the first track. Together with Sarah’s melodic vocals, the tune is upbeat and that continues throughout to create an awesome song. I also like the track “Laughter Comes Upon Us” for two reasons: the drums and the lyrics “Laughter comes upon us like its lightning, striking without wind or cloud or change, I knew that if I’m with Him it’d be this way, cause promises are promises to Him.” “Galaxy Former” is another one that I like. The music in it is just… cool. “The Damaged” is personally my favorite track off the album with lyrics like “I don’t want to be the one who’s broken. I don’t want to be the one who falls apart. I don’t want to be damaged.” It’s a beautifully crafted song.

While I liked the overall album, it felt like there was something lacking. Her style is unique, like mentioned above, but I would like to hear more of a breakout in her songs with some extra rock or pop. With that being said, she’s a great artist, and her love for God shines brightly through in her passion and lyrics. She’s someone to look out for and her music can only get better from here on. I believe Sarah Macintosh is one of a kind in her talent as a writer, singer, and all-together artist. And I look forward to seeing what her next project will be. Most likely, it will be wonderfully creative.

Before closing this review, I would like to mention that sometime in the future, Sarah Macintosh will be releasing a book based on the stories of her songs. Also, be sure to watch the three videos that she has out - one on The Story Behind “Current” EPK to get the gist behind her latest work and the two live performance videos for her songs “Calling, Calling” and “Galaxy Former”.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Genre: Pop/Alt
Label: Integrity/Columbia
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Buy it: Amazon

1. Current 4:52
2. We Should Run 2:39
3. Take It All 3:33
4. Hope 3:32
5. Laughter Comes Upon Us 3:13
6. Galaxy Former 4:46
7. The Damaged 4:58
8. Hiding Place 4:25
9. You're Coming 4:48
10. Calling, Calling 4:20
11. Joy Comes In 3:43-

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