Capitol Christian Music Group
Release Date: April 24th 2020
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
- Don’t Tread On Me
Are we at worship saturation point? The point where new bands come and they sing praises to Jesus, but we aren’t excited anymore? Maybe, but for this next ‘new’ band recently signed to Capitol Christian Music Group, I’m not at saturation point yet. Because We The Kingdom is something different. Similar to I Am They, Zach Williams, Passion, Rend Collective and The Crabb Family all rolled into one, the band comprises of songwriter Ed Cash and his family (brother Scott, children Franni and Martin as well as close friend Andrew Bergthold) and is probably the most energetic band since Rend Collective. I know, I know, it’s a bold statement, but one listen to their debut EP Live At The Wheelhouse EP and one watch of any of their live videos on Youtube will quickly change your mind.
Taken verbatim from my review earlier this year of We The Kingdom’s debut EP Live At The Wheelhouse, at the time I believed that these guys wouldn’t actually enter into the market, due to something called ‘worship saturation’. Yet after a thorough listen to their first release…I came to this conclusion. And it is that. That yes, the worship market is saturated, and yes sometimes it can feel that the worship market has become lifeless. However We The Kingdom is the band that doesn’t add to the sameness- it’s the band that will give this worship industry some much needed breath and revitalisation. And while songs like “Dancing On The Waves” and the debut single “Holy Water” are emphatically on display to show us all how much on fire these guys are for Jesus; I believe it is the no-nonsense, high-octane and energetic new single “Don’t Tread On Me” that beautifully encapsulates We The Kingdom’s heart for Jesus, while also giving us a dose of loud raucous calamity music-wise- an explosive track and a joy to listen to; one of the year’s most impacting tracks thus far! We aren’t usually presented with full-on songs that are directed to the devil…but We The Kingdom have delivered a compelling anthem that we all can sing out whenever we don’t feel as mighty and confident. As we sing out this eternal truth that God has shown us- that the devil has no hold on us anymore; it’s evident that by the power of Jesus that is in us, that the devil has to flee!
So…nothing much more needs to be said about We The Kingdom. Their debut EP was fantastic, and this song keeps up with the strong quality too! This band is extremely good considering that this iwas a debut studio song, while both Ed and Franni sing to perfection! So what are you all waiting for? “Don’t Tread On Me” deserves 2, 3, 5, 10+ listens. So howabout I go away while you guys check out We The Kingdom? Alright, have you finished? What do you reckon?
RIYL: Jesus Culture, Passion, I Am They, Rend Collective, Crabb Family, Zach Williams