Christian Review Magazine Issue 3 - March 2015 - Page 49

been blending a classical aesthetic with traditional pop form to create a sound built on piano and string arrangements that, while comfortingly familiar in many ways, is unique within the space of worship music. “Some of the greatest classical works ever composed were for the church,” David offers. “We want to make art that, in a sense, is commissioned by my church and is music for the church; but that tells a bigger story.” While all of The Brilliance’s original songs are written from a larger faith perspective, not all ten tracks on Brother are meant to be sung corporately. Some cuts were crafted with reflection in mind. “Oftentimes, worship music, in particular within the church, has been something where you tried to get people to be as loud as possible. ‘Stand up with me; sing as loud as you can’—which is great, but I thought about my own life within the context of prayer… learning how to listen to God and