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Dwell

Dwell
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Release Date
June 21, 2011
Label
Kingsway Music

Style: Modern worship; compare to Kristian Stanfill, Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin

Top tracks: "Sovereign over Us," "Song of Moses," "In the Name of God"

Distinguishing his songs from the overwhelming amounts of worship wash on the market, UK worship leader Keyes' second international release thrives off of worship music's basic principles—climactic slow builds, anthemic half-time choruses, and loads of electric distortion/overdrive—but shines with its non-cliché lyrics and electronic programs. Straightforward declarations like "Praise the Lord our mighty warrior" from "Song of Moses," echoing the Israelites' plight of praise through the wilderness, give Dwell a bold, yet humble, demeanor. The loosely hymn-structured "Sinless Savior" reiterates this claim, sensitively and corporately recognizing Jesus' sacrifice. Dwell is a definitive step up for Keyes.

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