Guest / Limited Access /
The Upside of Down
Our Rating
3 Stars - Good
Average Rating
(1 user rating) ADD YOURS Help
Release Date
August 21, 2012
Label
Fervent Records

Style: Contemplative pop; compare to John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Shawn McDonald

Top tracks: "Amen," "This Side of Heaven," "1989," "Let the Music Play"

Written in the wake of a hospital stay following a skateboarding accident, August's sophomore album has a naturally contemplative tone. Though some of the songs wrestle with cabin fever and brokenness, much of the material has a humble or positive upswing. Musically, it's warm, casual, and occasionally soulful, on par with many of today's top 40 troubadours. Though a few lyrical clichés and average arrangements disrupt the flow, August still hits several toe-tapping strides as he expresses spiritual certainty.

Tags:
Browse All Music Reviews By:
Read These NextSee Our Latest
TrendingAttempt to Market Anti-Porn Ministry to Mark Driscoll Fans Goes Bad
Attempt to Market Anti-Porn Ministry to Mark Driscoll Fans Goes Bad
Craig Gross on XXXchurch email blast to Resurgence list: 'They sold us your email for a penny.'
Editor's PickWhy Stretch Marks Remind Me of the Resurrection
Why Stretch Marks Remind Me of the Resurrection
By these scars, we get new life.
Comments
View this article in Reader Mode
Christianity Today
The Upside of Down