Third World Symphony
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Release Date
August 30, 2011
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ShaunGroves.com

Style: Gospel Americana; compare to Derek Webb, Phil Wickham, NEEDTOBREATHE

Top tracks: "All Is Grace," "I've Got You," "Enough"

Transitioning from label-produced singer/songwriter to independent social justice troubadour, Groves has invested recent years in the third world through a partnership with Compassion. Translating to tape his spiritual perspectives-through-global experiences, Groves creates an album full of poetically confrontational songs compelling Christians to act. Whether leveling the field on "No Better" ("We've all got hell to pay / And grace pays all we owe") to the backdrop of a slow-rolling banjo and old school electric guitar, or an acoustic hyperdrive (uncannily recalling Mumford & Sons' "Roll Away Your Stone") channeling a prayer for just the basics on "Enough," Groves is obviously passionate about Jesus' challenge in Matthew 25.

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