I’m not a huge fan of artists covering worship songs to promote themselves on the radio. I think it’s tacky and not creative at all. That being said, Aaron Shust is a rare breed. He has an interesting take on certain songs, and is wise to choose songs that aren’t complete hits. He tends to be more creative with the covers, adding different dynamics to it rather than making a shot-by-shot remake. Especially with this Bethel fan favorite “Ever Be,” which is originally sung by a female, Shust makes it male-friendly to sing. His versions are usually (in my opinion) just as enjoyable (or dare I say more enjoyable) than the original artists’ rendition of their songs. “No One Higher” is a great example, and now “Ever Be.” He is by far one of the most under-rated Christian artists out there!
It's ok but why?
It's a male version of Bethel's Ever Be. It reminds me of a YouTube cover where a popular youtuber sings a cover but has good quality microphones and good behind the scenes editing. Overall it's a great song and sung by Aaron Shust. I'm kind of sad that he's charging $1.29 for the song when he didn't write it. Since he's Aaron Shust the radio stations will play this on the radio over Bethel Music which is a shame.
About Aaron Shust
A contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, Aaron Shust grew up in Pennsylvania but became a true musician in Georgia, where he studied music theory. His first album, Anything Worth Saying, was recorded in 2004, which landed him a deal with the Brash Music label soon thereafter. The album would end up becoming the fifth best-selling praise & worship record in 2006, and produced a genre radio hit with the single "My Savior My God." The song would go on to hit the top spot on a number of charts, eventually scoring Shust a Dove Award for Best Song. His second album, Whispered and Shouted, was released in the summer of 2007 to impressive sales, and featured the hit single "Give Me Words to Speak." Released in 2009, the full-length Take Over was followed by the Christmas EP, and 2011's This Is What We Believe included the number one hit "My Hope Is in You." In 2013 Shust released his fifth studio long-player, the Ed Cash-produced Morning Rises, and in 2014 he issued his first full-length holiday outing, Unto Us. Doxology arrived in 2015, followed in 2017 by Love Made a Way. ~ Chris True
- Chicago, IL
- Oct 31, 1975