We recently featured worship leader and recording artist Sarah DeShields on the “Worship Radar.” The Liturgy & the Shout is her church’s worship team gathering together and pouring out an eclectic and powerful alt/indie worship release of original content. On the whole, it is more like a musical diary of a worshiping community than simply a CD. And as a result of the genuine connection to the heart of a worshiping people, the music and emotion transcends and becomes a general cry of worship for anyone who will fall to their knees before the Father. The indie-rock, folk-Americana, slightly-experimental-worship style emanates as prayers from fully-exposed hearts. This is a brave and at times quite lovely collection that may not work in praise-band-driven services but will certainly serve individuals in personal worship. That said, “Psalm 51” would make a beautiful special music performance: “Let these bones that you have broken rejoice!”
More: The Liturgy & the Shout is a beautifully creative and intricately woven release of worship—ideal for the left-of-the dial worship curator.
Less: Not many songs that will work in typical congregational situations.