Release Date: February 3rd 2017
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
- Child Of Heaven
Known for their smash hit “Don’t Give Up” which garnered much radio airplay during 2012, especially on K-Love radio, independent worship/pop/CCM/rock band Calling Glory have been one of my favourite artists of late, with their sound likened to Crowder meets Tenth Avenue North meets Leeland. The band also released their 9 song EP Life And Spirit in 2015, and as a result, we were treated to a brilliant worship album that is garnered much attention and notice. Fast forward 2 years, and now the band have dropped their new single “Child Of Heaven”. Though only a single release, as with all the other singles we have reviewed, I felt compelled to briefly jot down my thoughts of this track. It’s such a catchy worship melody that presents a lifelong and eternal truth, that I can’t help but be changed after listening to this beautiful worship anthem.
Driven by stirring acoustic guitars and rousing hand claps, the band dive in deep first up, as lead singer Dana Potvin ardently and earnestly reminds us that ‘…you say that I’m a child of Heaven, you say that I’m free forgiven, you say that I’m Yours, you say that I’m Yours, you say that I’m not defeated, I’m moving to the beat of Your Kingdom, you say that I’m Yours, you say that I’m Yours, I am Yours…’, a declaration that can never be more needed right now than ever, considering the times we live in. right now more than ever, we need to know that we are children of God, and that no matter how we feel, the Lord of Heaven is for us no matter what. Calling Glory have conveyed this fact beautifully through one of my favourite songs of the year thus far, and, in the case of not spoiling the song for you all, let me say that you definitely will be pressing ‘repeat’ after listening to “Child Of Heaven”…maybe about 2-3 more times after that too!
What can I say about Calling Glory’s new release that I haven’t already? Being an independently produced and recorded song, the production here is top notch! While I would have wanted the band to release another album, this song has more than tied me over until such a date. “Child Of Heaven” should be on everyone’s iTunes rotation or on any other media device; the subject matter of God being our life and our everything is a bonus! Now, time to dwell upon how their next album would sound like! Keep up the amazing work guys!
3 songs to listen to: this is not an album or an EP, but I will definitely listen to this song three times in a row for sure! Maybe you can as well…
RIYL: Crowder, Sidewalk Prophets, Tenth Avenue North, Leeland, Kutless