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Brave by Shawn McDonald

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Rock, Top Rated, Chart, Airplay
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
An 11-track album from the American singer/songwriter.

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  1. 1. We Are Brave
  2. 2. End Of The Day
  3. 3. I Can't Imagine
  4. 4. FireFly
  5. 5. Hope Is Right Here
  6. 6. Learning How To Lose
  7. 7. Worlds Apart
  8. 8. Flower In The Snow
  9. 9. Through It All
  10. 10. Compass
  11. 11. Your Love Is Saving Me
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Reviewed by A T Bradford

'Brave' is Shawn's fifth studio album and his most successful to date, having reached number 26 in Billboard's Christian Albums chart. The album opens with the title track, an up-tempo dance number with free-style female vocal harmonies echoing the message of hope ("Let the blaze keep growing higher/It's in the flames that we shine brighter.../When we walk across the wire, we won't back down/'cos we are brave'). "End Of The Day" continues the up-beat percussion with a male harmony echo this time. The standout track here is "FireFly" which is a distinct gear-change with a strings-led introduction reminiscent of "Strawberry Fields", giving way to a sharp, percussion-driven song with more telling lyrics, "You were born to fly, like a firefly/Lighting up the sky/You were made to soar/You were made for more." Almost as good is "Flower In The Snow", a synth-led track capped with majestic drums. This is an album that grows with each airing.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 149812
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Sparrow 5099943346622
Items: 1
Release Date: 05 May 2014

An 11-track album from the American singer/songwriter.

Pop singer/songwriter Shawn McDonald, long regarded as one of Christian music's most respected and soulful troubadours, releases his highly anticipated brand-new studio album Brave. Three years after releasing the critically acclaimed Closer, McDonald rewards patient and loyal fans with what is possibly the best album of his career.

Starting with the first single We Are Brave, there is a pop energy on the new album that instantly has the listener tapping their feet ad singing along. The 11-song Brave is full of infectious melodies and deep, encouraging lyrics McDonald is known for delivering.

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For more information about Shawn McDonald, check the Shawn McDonald Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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