Eleven22 is a Christian rock-oriented worship band rooted in Jacksonville, Florida. Eleven22 is also the worship team for the church by the same name. Ben Williams, Gretchen Martin, Jonathan Berlin, and Maria Dunlap know their way around both the recording studio and weave in live sessions with energy and confidence. “I’m Not Alone” is a beautiful arrangement that bursts with sonic textures and vocal prowess. “God Above” and “Kingdom Come” give this album broad appeal and layer strong and inviting lyrics with overwhelming instrumentation.
Taking a cue The Reason the group’s first album, “Before All Things” is a slow thundering ballad that requires repeat listenings to embrace all the musical and melodic subtleties; from the cello to the echoing chorus, this is an outstanding and well-produced song. “What Grace Did for Me” takes a similar path and closes out the album. The syncopated arpeggios and thoughtful counter lyrics woven through many of the songs are inviting and infuse a maturity that wraps around this project and make it well worth listening to. Eleven22 are at their best and balanced with duets, but Before All Things delivers worship beyond the Church.
Sounds like: MercyMe with Francesca Battistelli
Most Singable: “Ready for You”
Strongest Biblical Content: “Kingdom Come” and “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is” (Mk 10:45)
The Whole Package: “God Above” and “Before all Things”