‘Reborn’ will make a difference
New album from Finding Favour has broad appeal to listeners
Impulse shopping - not normally a good idea, but sometimes it works out in my favour - Finding Favour, that is.
I recently picked up the second album from the band Finding Favour, “Reborn”. Hailing from Georgia, Blake Neesmith (lead singer/vocals), Dustin Daniels (bass/guitar/vocals), Josh Duckworth (drums) and Allen Dukes (guitar/vocals) felt they were called to music ministry and eventually signed their first record deal in 2013.
Released from Gotee Records and produced by Casey Brown, Toby McKeehan and Joey Elwood, “Reborn” has something to appeal to just about everyone.
Finding Favour caught my attention with the first track of “Reborn”. The album opens with the catchy sounds of Refuge. “My soul it sings to You/ Oh God You are my refuge/ I will cling to You/ My shelter through the storm/ My peace when waves of trouble roll/ I will cling...to You.” The band continues in a similar vein with I’ll Find You. The song speaks of how sometimes it seems we can’t see God, but if we look we will find him, whether in the beauties of creation or in the evidence of God’s work in our lives.
Cast My Cares opens quietly and leads into an intense refrain, “I will cast my cares on You/ You’re the anchor of my hope/ You’re the One who’s in control...I trade the troubles of this world for Your peace inside my soul.”
Finding Favour also shows their diversity in the hints of country and bluegrass in the love song, Feels Like the First Time and the quiet reminiscence of Tiny Town.
The title track “Reborn” sings, as one might expect of the miracle of rebirth when we made new in Christ. “I’m a waking sunrise/ A new creation inside/ Forever remade, the old washed away/ Nothing like before/ I’m a child of Your light/ I am reborn.”
The radio hit, Say Amen about how Jesus is faithful.
Says frontman Blake Neesmith, “Say Amen is a reminder of God’s undying faithfulness....He’ll never leave us! He’ll never forsake us! So let us take the good and the bad and remember that God has a purpose and a plan. In the fire, in the storms, or even in the calm we can stand and Say Amen!”
The 11 songs on “Reborn” represent a group who are incredibly versatile. The album has songs with country and bluegrass influence, pop/rock sounds and soft, reflective tunes. Every single song presents the talent and creativity of this band.
Of the band, Neesmith says, “This is where God’s been leading us for years and now we know we’re home....We pray that our hearts and songs will shine bright into the darkness and together make an extraordinary difference!”
I’d have to say his prayer has been answered. “Reborn” is an excellent album that will truly make a difference in the lives it touches.