"Simple Gospel (Live)" by United Pursuit on iTunes

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EDITORS’ NOTES

In an era when contemporary worship reaches new, dizzying heights in polish and complexity, the warmth and spontaneity suffusing Simple Gospel make for a radical statement. Steeped in indie folk and gospel rock, the Southern collective craft patiently cycling hymns (“Let It Happen”) and minimalist ballads wrapped in muted cello (“Seasons Change”). Thematically, United Pursuit eschew sweeping commentary on the Gospels for lyrics rooted in the personal and subjective, imbuing pieces like “Your Love Changes Everything” with a potent intimacy.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In an era when contemporary worship reaches new, dizzying heights in polish and complexity, the warmth and spontaneity suffusing Simple Gospel make for a radical statement. Steeped in indie folk and gospel rock, the Southern collective craft patiently cycling hymns (“Let It Happen”) and minimalist ballads wrapped in muted cello (“Seasons Change”). Thematically, United Pursuit eschew sweeping commentary on the Gospels for lyrics rooted in the personal and subjective, imbuing pieces like “Your Love Changes Everything” with a potent intimacy.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

173 Ratings

Soul moving worship 🙌

lady_temps95,

United Pursuit has been such an integral part of my growing in grace and the knowledge of the Savior. Their songs speak so powerfully on simple yet timeless truths of the Word of God -- it's humbling just how much I have been built up through worshipping with UP. What drew me to UP was their genuine heart of worship and beautiful love for community, and such is uncannily manifested in each of their live worship albums. Live at the Banks House changed my life and helped me explore an intimacy with the Lord I had never known of before. And now with Simple Gospel, there's no telling of the refreshment, healing, empowerment, strengthening, etc. that the Lord will accomplish in the lives of believers who worship with this album. UP's music has always been so rich and layered, and I rejoice that they glorify God in making sure their music is beautiful enough for a holy and wonderful King. Very excited for this new album. God bless and keep UP! 😊

Spirit Filled Masterpiece

Yeahbuddy 73,

I was at the live recording for this record and I'm not going to lie, it was a defining moment in my faith! Their music is saturated with the spirit, listen from beginning to the end for a marvelous journey!

About United Pursuit

Based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, United Pursuit is a Christian indie folk worship collective made up of multiple singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists. Not unlike California's Bethel Music ensemble, United Pursuit offers a passionate, folk-inspired take on modern worship music. The roots of the band date back to 2006 when a group of friends purchased a house in a run-down part of Knoxville with the aim of living and making music together. Over the coming years, they developed in size and sound, recording sessions at their house with varying lineups. At times they have acted as a sort of backing ensemble for specific songwriters within the group like Will Reagan and Andrea Marie, but their 2015 release, Simple Gospel, played to their strengths as a unified group. The collective remained prolific over the next year, releasing a new EP, Looking for a Savior, in August 2016 and following it with an edition of their monthly EP series and a collection of B-sides from the Simple Gospel sessions. January 2017 saw the release of a new full-length called Tell All My Friends, which was billed to Will Reagan and United Pursuit. ~ Timothy Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Knoxville, TN
  • FORMED
    2010

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