In keeping with the current season of celebration- and just in case you missed it- I want to shine a spotlight on a release from last year. Late in 2014, the great team at Centricity Music delivered a powerful Christmas album, entitled Unto Us, and featuring the extraordinary artistry and songwriting Aaron Shust.
As one might expect, the songs on this project are simply amazing! Aaron Shust possesses rare songwriting skills. His melodies are brilliant and infectious. His lyrics are nothing short of the infusion of sheer poetry and rich theology. Few songwriting artists in any genre of music bring such a power-packed amalgamation of creative talent! These incredible new tunes are uniquely marked by a sense of being both modernistic and of antiquity. I am particularly taken by Gloria, Unto Us, Advent Carol, and Keep Silent.
Serving as the ideal compliment to Aaron’s impeccable songs and singing is the occasional inclusion of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Other bright moments of eclectic artistry feature pop-style horn arrangements, sophisticated keyboard programming, and a hint of southern gospel. There’s a little bit of something for everyone on this recording.
If you’re a lover of Christmas music, be sure you add this album to your personal library. Your heart and soul will be touched and your journey with the Lord will be deeper!
Craig Adams, a recipient of multiple Dove Awards, has produced and/or participated in more than 3,500 recordings for artists, record labels, music publishers, tv/film, and radio over the past 35 years. In addition, his vast experience in music production, local church worship ministry, and musical direction for live events, along with his work at LifeWay Worship, gives him the talent, experience, and credibility to not only listen, but really hear, what each album delivers to the listeners.