I’ve been a fan of Ben Cantelon’s for quite a few years through hearing some of his songs featured on various Soul Survivor and Kingsway releases. With that said, I didn’t know what to expect… Would it be full of anthems like ‘Saviour Of The World’ and ‘Not Ashamed’ or something a little bit different.
‘Everything In Colour’ starts with the title track which is deep with metaphorical use of the word colour speaking of how we can live life seeing things in black and white and appreciating the true beauty that God desires to see in us and the way God wants us to interact with the world… “The world comes alive, you have opened my eyes, everything I see is in colour… No more black and white, because I’ve seen the light, everything I see is in colour.”
After being challenged and inspired, the placement of the song ‘New Day’ is perfect. After seeing ‘Everything In Colour’ it really is a new day in our lives where we can say “Your love has opened my eyes, in you I have come alive, a new day has come.” I love the full throttle energy of this song, the thick layers of guitars, in your face drums and the unison vocal shouts that had me sing/shouting along resembling a football hooligan.
I love the chord progressions on ‘Guardian’ and the underlying Celtic, Hymn influences and the reminder that God is our ‘Guardian’ and that He takes great pleasure in being our defender.
What can I say about ‘Saviour Of The World’… Classic song… I would love to have heard a totally fresh interpretation of it though but then it’s always difficult to do that to a classic.
I was so pleased to find ‘Love Came Down’ featured on this album. I heard it during a worship service a while ago and fell in love with it then… The chorus resonates with me… Such a beautiful melody. “I found a love, greater than life itself. I found a hope stronger and nothing compares, I once was lost, now I’m alive I’m you.”
‘Worth It All’ is a song that challenged me and I think it will to the same to anyone that listens to it. The lyrics “I let go of all I have, just to have all of you and no matter what the cost, I will follow you” really hit home with me and got me thinking about whether I’m really in the place where no matter the cost, I will follow Jesus and I think it will do the same for others too.
I really enjoyed listening to ‘Everything In Colour’. The production is fantastic and sonically it sounds great. The overall sound of the album did sound a little bit familiar though and didn’t really push any boundaries musically. However this album really got me with the lyrics… ‘Everything In Colour’ has helped me to grow by challenging and inspiring me and being an aid in times of devotion. This isn’t just another worship album… This an album that will compel you to worship, challenge your faith and even allow to see God in a new way… One might even say “In Colour”
Reviewed By Matt Brooks