10 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The single “Glory Defined” put Building 429 on the Christian music map in 2004. Since then, the Dove Award-winning group has slimmed down to a trio while heading away from guitar-centered rock towards a more keyboard-based sound. Building 429’s self-titled 2008 album emphasizes tight arrangements, instantly recognizable hooks and direct (if somewhat familiar) lyric themes. Singer/guitarist Jason Roy carries himself with an affable believer-next-door air, confessing vulnerability without wallowing in weakness. While there are bursts of muscular guitar heard on “Your Love Goes On” and “Erase,” the propulsive grooves of “Not Gonna Let You Down” and “Overcome” are more typical of the album’s approach. The easy-going shuffle of “Shoulder” and the countrified accent of “End of Me” add some texture to the pervasive sleekness. Several tracks — most notably “Bring Me Back” and “Coming Home” — touch upon a prodigal son’s wanderings and final return. The standout ballad “Always” offers hope in times of loss and despair. Throughout Building 429 constructs solid, honest songs and furnishes them with unmistakable faith.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The single “Glory Defined” put Building 429 on the Christian music map in 2004. Since then, the Dove Award-winning group has slimmed down to a trio while heading away from guitar-centered rock towards a more keyboard-based sound. Building 429’s self-titled 2008 album emphasizes tight arrangements, instantly recognizable hooks and direct (if somewhat familiar) lyric themes. Singer/guitarist Jason Roy carries himself with an affable believer-next-door air, confessing vulnerability without wallowing in weakness. While there are bursts of muscular guitar heard on “Your Love Goes On” and “Erase,” the propulsive grooves of “Not Gonna Let You Down” and “Overcome” are more typical of the album’s approach. The easy-going shuffle of “Shoulder” and the countrified accent of “End of Me” add some texture to the pervasive sleekness. Several tracks — most notably “Bring Me Back” and “Coming Home” — touch upon a prodigal son’s wanderings and final return. The standout ballad “Always” offers hope in times of loss and despair. Throughout Building 429 constructs solid, honest songs and furnishes them with unmistakable faith.

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