Release Date: November 9th 2018
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
- Here Is Our Christ
Chris August would have to be one of my favourite artists of late. With hits such as “Starry Night”, “7×70”, “Center Of It”, “Amen”, “Restore”, “Unashamed Of You”, and “The Maker” to name a few; we all were wondering why Chris left his label a couple of years ago, however as evidenced from his latest project Seasons (which you can read our review here!), it’s clear that Chris is having the time of his life right now, still delivering songs of high calibre and quality. Wearing his heart on his sleeve and exhibiting a strong faith in Jesus Christ, the rejuvenated and revitalised Chris has translated his newly independent fame into his new Christmas single and original song “Here Is Our Christ”.
Containing his signature jazz/gospel/pop/blues/acoustic sound, “Here Is Our Christ” takes us back to the Chris of old, back to the sound of his debut album (in an extremely good way!) as we remember and dwell upon the incredible and surreal fact that Jesus actually came to earth as was prophesised years and years before. It’s a notion that we sometimes overlook but when we actually sit and think about the fact that everything the prophets said back in the Old Testament actually came true when Jesus came to Earth…it’s mind boggling. And for Chris to brilliantly articulate what we all are thinking about; and do it well…well that’s just remarkable to say the least!
Chris August has made a brilliant comeback is Seasons and now with “Here Is Our Christ”, Chris has shown us that he has lost none of what made him great when he was signed to a label. I don’t think I could ever be more excited for an artist right now that Chris…so what are you all waiting for? Listen to “Here Is Our Christ”, and then Seasons, and let me know what you think? Where does this rate in your favourite Christmas songs and/or albums (or EP’s) of 2018?
RIYL: Jimmy Needham, Unspoken, Salvador, Jaci Velasquez, Lauren Daigle, Dara Maclean