Style: Brit-inspired worship rock; compare to Coldplay, Snow Patrol, David Crowder
Top Tracks: "I Wonder," "Manifesto,"
If Coldplay sang the Lord's Prayer or added a worship set to its stadium tour, this is what it would sound like. The City Harmonic's six-song EP storms out of the gate with a grandiose sound, swelling with symphonic orchestration and choral background vocals. The latter helps to balance a more corporate rather than egocentric worship experience—and get fists pumping. There's a passionate reverence throughout, even on tracks that aren't specifically vertical. Repetition creeps in at moments, but the band mostly avoids the formulaic pitfalls of modern worship. The band's test will be to separate its surprisingly good but remarkably similar sound.1
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