Like the Biblical David whose audacious stance and use of untested artillery led to the defeat of the bullish war veteran Goliath and stirred the spiritual revival of a whole nation back to trusting in God; Kristian Stanfill voices out a similar slant in his new worship project.
Somewhat like a stimulus package, this sophomore project titled Day After Day is a bold call to believers and all to embrace true worship from this acoustic guitar strumming worship leader.
Day After Day is a melodic stream of effervescent synths and enjoyable mix of praise/worship session laced within lingering reverent lyrics from the onset, in “Day after Day“, which doubles as the album title. “Men will try to rule to world you made, but we know power is yours to rule give and take”, Kristian says, stressing the unshakable faithfulness and sovereignty of God inspite of men’s opinion today. This is followed by a pop-styled ballad “Lord Almighty” — a praise/worship mix that will have listeners nodding to the mid-tempo anthemic rendition.
A very thoughtful yet marching number is the “Always” track, where Kristian, being a realist, acknowledged how painful and uncertain times may cause our waiting on God to sometimes falter. He then adds that “My God will not delay, my refuge and strength always. He will always come through”. However, the highlight of this album is the awesome and soulful rendition of “The Stand“. A tribute, if you like, or sequel to the Passion: Awakening Project where he first sang this Hillsong United originally penned worship song.
Did I enjoy this music? Sure! The only let down, which I believe he needs to work on, is to concentrate on producing full-length worship albums just as he did for his debut album Attention that peaked in the top first 30 of Christian Albums Chart (2009) On thecontrary, this is no phoney bite-sized project, if money isn’t the primary motive but it is to lead others into True Worship!
01 Day After Day
02 Lord Almighty
04 Say, Say
05 The Stand