orship leader Jon Egan and the rest of Desperation Band return with Banner, an album of epic proportions recorded live at the recent Desperation Conference. This album perfectly captures the excitement and energy of youth in worship with songs that will appeal to multiple generations because of their musical and lyrical depth and scriptural foundations. A major theme on this album, especially heard in the title-song “Banner” and also on “No One Else,” is that in this ever-changing world, we have a firm foundation in God, who was, is, and will ever-be our banner over it all.
Even though the audience at this live recording was mainly youth, these songs will surely find their way into the church at large because of their singable melodies, approachable arrangements, and rich content. Jon Egan leads most songs, along with other worship leaders Jonathan Moos, Bri Giles, and others. Kari Jobe also makes a vocal appearance on the beautiful anthem “On the Throne.”
Sounds like: The sound of the Desperation Band is familiar, yet excitingly fresh, with new voices, bold sounds, and a freedom to explore new styles and take risks with songs like the light-hearted and playful “Closer to Your Heart” and the dance celebration song “Fun.” Similar sounding groups include Passion and Hillsong United.
Most Singable: “Make a Way”
Strongest Biblical Content: “Closer to Your Heart” (Psalm 84)
The Whole Package: “Banner”