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This Is New by Allan McKinlay

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Independent, Pop, Worship
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Third release from the up-and-coming Scottish singer/songwriter.

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  1. 1. The Way I'm Feeling
  2. 2. Morning Rain
  3. 3. Leave Right Now
  4. 4. Fly Away
  5. 5. Find You
  6. 6. Ride The Storm
  7. 7. On My Knees
  8. 8. Tears Are Falling
  9. 9. Badge Of Gold
  10. 10. Can You See It
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Reviewed by Ewan Jones

Having supported Superhero and Yfriday and toured extensively throughout the UK and also in the USA, Scottish songsmith McKinlay is on a roll and is one of the more promising UK Christian artists around at the moment. 'This Is New' is a step away from the standard worship songwriting of his previous releases and instead it focusses on more personal songs. It's a mix of cheery country folk, slow ballads and the odd rock number. The highlights on repeated listens are opener "The Way I'm Feeling", the challenging "Leave Right Now" and the upbeat "Ride The Storm". "Badge Of Gold" is a song for a Godly mother and is unusual in its frankness. For me, the weakest song is "Fly Away" which, while honest in its depiction of pain and discouragement, is cliched (lyrics are of the "I'm sinking/I can't swim/I wanna fly away" variety) and is not up to the standard of the rest of the songs on this CD. On the plus side, McKinlay's voice is great, he's supported by multitasking musician Jamie Duffin, the production is excellent for an independent release and the cover art design by Michael Clayton is fantastic. McKinlay as a songwriter and performer has the potential to be a standout name in the UK Christian scene; think of him as a Scottish Bebo Norman and you won't be far off the tone of the tunes on offer here.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 74670
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2008

Third release from the up-and-coming Scottish singer/songwriter.

Posted by Jack McConnochie in Nuneaton at 00:03 on Feb 12 2009

Good album, deserves a wider circulation. Look forward to hearing more and hopefully seeing Alan in England some day.

Posted by naomi in ayrshire at 00:38 on Feb 13 2009

i love the new album,
the best yet - sure to be a success !!!
great review - luvin it

Posted by James Faddes in Ayrshire at 01:09 on Mar 6 2009

I love this album, and I think it takes the listener on a far travelled journey - one that is tough, but hopeful, and character building. I love Fly Away precisely because it is so honest and uncliched, and Badge of Gold has made my wife cry (and she guarantees other hard working mums will love it too!).

This album contains so many different genres of music - like the initial reviewer says - so I feel like I really got my money's worth. Its a very deep and inspiring album, but one that has a real 'feelgood' factor about it. And its not a cheesy Christian album, with all the trite truisms that aspiring musicianaries tend to pen. Gutsy, raw, furiously hopeful. I love this album, and think Allan is an immense artist who is clearly 'keeping it real'.


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