Oaks Worship’s new album Future Bright & Free is a solid 2-disc ensemble of songs written for congregational worship, recorded live with a massive palette of sonic depth. The song expressions range from high-energy and upbeat, like “My Victory Song” and “In You,” to medium-tempo anthems like “For the Light Has Come” and “Victory Is Yours,” to tender moments found in “Thank You” and their rendition of “Turn Your Eyes.” The standout track, “No One Brighter,” finds a balance between poignant contemplation, expressions of adoration toward God, declarations of truth, and responses to salvation in worship. It moves from delicate moments of reflection to inspiring heights in the melody, and the dynamics of the song keep us in a sense of sacred space while we sing praise to the Lord. All the songs feature biblical lyrics along strongly focused horizontal lines, which reinforce our theology of who we are as Jesus’ Church and who we are as individuals because of who he is and what he has done for us.
Sounds like: Hillsong, Shoreline, Passion, Newport
Most Singable: “Victory Is Yours”
Strongest Biblical Content: “Future Bright & Free”
The whole Package: “No One Brighter”
Resources: Free lyrics and chord charts at theoaksonline.org/oaks-worship.