A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7) by David Crowder Band on Apple Music

21 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s no denying the intensity of faith — or the level of audacity — caught in the tracks of David Crowder Band’s A Collision (Or 3+4=7). The Waco, Texas-based worship leader and his combo upend praise music conventions with a joyful spirit, leaping between music genres while finding unity in the Word. A Collision is divided into four parts, moving from the rootsy fragment “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven (A Walk Down Stairs)” to the celebratory modern rock finale “You Are My Joy.” In between are stark, piano-centered testimonials (“Come and Listen”), sleek radio-ready tunes (“Wholly Yours”), fiddle-fueled bluegrass hoedowns (“I Saw the Light”) and churning electronica outbursts (“Do Not Move’). The crunchy blues-rock of “Be Lifted or Rise Up” finds balance with the hard-charging pop of “Foreverandever Etc.” Crowder’s protean vocals — heroic one moment, humble the next — bring continuity to the stylistic shifts. A Collision uses its dizzying variety of sounds to suggest spiritual surrender and transformation, anchoring its sheer creative vigor in a message of love and redemption. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s no denying the intensity of faith — or the level of audacity — caught in the tracks of David Crowder Band’s A Collision (Or 3+4=7). The Waco, Texas-based worship leader and his combo upend praise music conventions with a joyful spirit, leaping between music genres while finding unity in the Word. A Collision is divided into four parts, moving from the rootsy fragment “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven (A Walk Down Stairs)” to the celebratory modern rock finale “You Are My Joy.” In between are stark, piano-centered testimonials (“Come and Listen”), sleek radio-ready tunes (“Wholly Yours”), fiddle-fueled bluegrass hoedowns (“I Saw the Light”) and churning electronica outbursts (“Do Not Move’). The crunchy blues-rock of “Be Lifted or Rise Up” finds balance with the hard-charging pop of “Foreverandever Etc.” Crowder’s protean vocals — heroic one moment, humble the next — bring continuity to the stylistic shifts. A Collision uses its dizzying variety of sounds to suggest spiritual surrender and transformation, anchoring its sheer creative vigor in a message of love and redemption. 

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About David Crowder Band

Singer/guitarist David Crowder first stepped into the music industry when he realized that over half of the students at Baylor University, a Christian school that he attended in Waco, Texas, were not going to church. He began to actively recruit students for worship services and started writing songs to draw more young people in. He eventually started releasing the songs, leading to his debut album, 2002's Can You Hear Us? The album was released under the name the David Crowder Band, as Crowder was joined by guitarists Jack Parker and Jason Solley, drummer Jeremy Bush, bassist Mike Dodson, and electric violinist Mike Hogan.

Their sophomore effort, Illuminate, appeared in the fall of 2003 and was followed a year later by The Lime CD, which was comprised of two earlier live releases (The Green CD and The Yellow CD) that had been given out to fans who had either pre-ordered prior albums or attended various CD release parties. Sunsets & Sushi appeared in early 2005 before the band's next studio album, the bluegrass-tinged A Collision, was issued that fall. A spinoff of the latter album, entitled B Collision, came out a year later and focused even more on the group's delvings into bluegrass. Remedy was released in 2007, followed by Church Music in 2009. A four-song EP, Summer Happiness, featuring acoustic versions of songs from Church Music, appeared in 2010. 2012's Give Us Rest; Or, A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys) was the David Crowder Band's sixth and final studio album. It was followed in 2014 by Crowder's solo debut, Neon Steeple, which was released under the moniker Crowder. ~ Bradley Torreano

  • ORIGIN
    Waco, TX
  • BORN
    Nov 29, 1971

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