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Citizens & Saints – Join the Triumph

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Citizens & Saints
Join the Triumph
BEC Recordings

I have always loved Citizens & Saints rhythmic tones and more progressive approach to worship. They have creatively restructured some classic hymns in a modern indie rock package, likely introducing the hymns to a whole new audience. They also have done a very respectable job writing their own original modern hymns.

The latest, “Join the Triumph,” comes with 16 tracks (deluxe version) at an hour of playing time. My favorites are many, but to get a good idea of what the band is like overall you could focus on “There is a Fountain,” an old hymn with a cool new electronic soundtrack.

Then there is the trifecta of hymns, “Be Thou My Vision,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Oh Great Is Our God,” all redone with their own unique style of music. I think the later of the three says it all; “great is our God, so we should worship greatly.”

The deluxe version also contains a few remixes as well, which generally are not my favorites, but the Cesar P remix of “Made Alive” is an energetic new twist to an already adored track.

“Join the Triumph” has the best of the old and the new. It’s a style that I find both refreshing and uniquely inspiring. For more on Citizens & Saints check out their official website at http://www.citizensandsaints.com/.

– Ken W.

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