Artist: Ghost Ship
Label: BEC Recordings
Rising from the ashes of a season of great adversity and difficulty, Cam Huxford has led his band, Ghost Ship, to a brand new place of creative and inspirational worship. Their sophomore release, Costly is more than an album – it’s a vulnerable and honest heart cry! Brought to you by BEC Recordings, this is an album that takes listeners on a unique musical journey, marked by transformational dialogue about life, pain, faith, healing, and restoration.
Huxford has obviously poured his heart and soul into this project. It’s almost as if he has opened up his personal prayer journal to the world. From this defenseless posture, he has explored the victorious places where pain gives way to mercy; where darkness is overcome by light; where death is vanquished by life!
Each song is masterfully cloaked in the sounds of Folk Americana and a there’s a hint of a retro tip of the hat to British pop music of the 1980’s. Stand out songs, in my opinion, include Invitation, Look What God Has Done, Peace, Poverty Nor Riches, and Hesed. I will add that this project is one that listeners should take in from start-to-finish in order to experience the journey in full.
The indelible UK sonic imprint is all over the project, providing for a truly wonderful diversion from the westernized worship arena. The overall production approach is quite simple and engaging… rich guitars, complimentary piano, ornate keyboards, artful vocals, and punchy drums fill the album throughout.
I am very much taken by this album. I applaud such an overt intent to communicate with refreshing authenticity and creativity!
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.