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This album departs from Wickham's classic acoustic, vocals, and electric sound and takes a big step into the pop-synth worship trend. Doxology, a beloved hymn, is redesigned with layered vocals and pads and gives us a taste of the album's flavor. Your Love Awakens Me, the album's single, is an electric and synth driven anthem and a good fit for an opening slot in a set. Wide Awake, upbeat and synth driven, lends itself fully to a dance-pop sound.
Combining pop instrumentation with corporate-loved melodies, River Valley Worship makes bold statements of Christ's promises, presence, and power over the Church. One such bold song, I Am Healed, is a ballad that declares the authority of the risen Jesus in healing on the earth; a beautiful cry of faith. Edge of Heaven, the title track, encourages an upward gaze; an expectation of heaven to come and the joy of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. Upbeat features include The Church Is Alive, God's Not Done, and The Best Is Yet To Come.
Sessions II is a compilation project of songs, written and performed by the Ocean's Edge School of Worship class of 2016. Featuring upbeat service openers like Higher and Gates Are Open, as well as CCM-style hits like City Lights and Love Is Such, there's something for everyone!