This sophomore release from pop-soul Christian quartet Unspoken is filled with top-notch songs that focus on a theme of surrender, including the catchy radio single, “Lift My Life Up,” written by Unspoken along with producer Seth Mosley and Jason Ingram. Following the success of the hit single “Who You Are” from their first EP, this follow-up collection adds five new songs to their repertoire. One of the standouts is “Bury the Workman,” a must-have gospel-spiritual type song, complete with harmonica, banjo, and handclaps, that encourages us by recalling the fate of some of the early church martyrs, and declares, “you can bury the workman, but the work will go on. You can silence the voices, but you can’t stop the song.”
More: Unspoken is definitely a group to watch, with superb raspy vocals from lead singer Chad Mattson, and super-tight band members Mike Gomez, Jon Lowry, and Ariel Munoz. The flow of this album is smooth, thematically and musically, with no bumps along the way. Two other songs that need to be mentioned are “In Your Hands,” a soulful ballad that continues the theme of surrender, and “Walking Away,” a creative piano-heavy fusion of gospel and blues.
Less: Wonderful album for personal listening, but not as helpful to worship leaders, except perhaps “Lift My Life Up.”