Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Leeland Rocks!

This post is a little different. I wanted to review the current album of a local Christian Band that has begun to make it big in the Christian Music world.

I had only heard one of their songs and it is was by happenstance at that. KSBJ, the local Christian radio station here in Houston, was having their brown bag music session and Leeland was the musical guest. The event was rained out, but Leeland still did couple of songs that were later available on KSBJ's website. I figured, what the hey, I would take a listen. Needless to say, I was very pleasantly surprised.

With the harmonies reminiscent of Jellyfish and the vocal prowess of Remy Zero's Cinjun Tate, Leeland powerfully proclaims the glory of Jesus Christ and the wonderful gift of salvation. With lyrics like:

"With Your love You set me free
Three nails gave me liberty
So I'll sing Your praise My God, I'll sing Your praise
Oh, with Your love You forgave my sin
Forgot my past And brought me back again
So I'll sing Your praise I'll sing Your praise, yeah"
(Yes You Have)


"You can lift your eyes
Come on to the cross
There is healing for all who come
You can look at the stars and make no sense of it
(Staring at the sky)
You can search your soul and find no light
Until you look in the Savior's eyes
And then you finally realize
The saving sacrifice is love divine"
(Lift Your Eyes)

Leeland drives home the point that focus on Jesus Christ allows healing and redemption and calls the soul to praise the Lord in all that we do.

Leeland is the first alternative Christian band (recently nominated for a BEST POP/CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM CATEGORY FOR SOUND OF MELODIES Grammy) that I have listened to in a long time. I listen mostly to Contemporary Christian music, mellowing a little in my old age, but Leeland has touched a note in my heart and encourages me to sing along to every song on their album. I told my wife that the one thing that I really want for my birthday is tickets to the next Leeland concert here in Houston. Not a big request, but it will be an enormous experience.

Check out some clips of their music at their website. If you like the comforting melodies and powerful vocals that drove a great deal of alternative music in the 1990's, and deeply spiritual and encouraging lyrics, you will probably like Leeland.

  posted at 8:13 AM


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