10 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Forever Reign combines the best tracks from One Sonic Society’s first three EPs into an uplifting affirmation of faith. Members Stu Garrard (from the much-loved U.K. worship band Delirious?), Paul Mabury (ex–Hillsong United drummer/producer), and Jason Ingram (writer/producer of hits by numerous Christian artists) emphasize heroic melodic themes and vertical lyric content in this set of atmospheric worship tunes. OSS’s sound is brawny but nuanced, tempering its leanings toward arena rock with a blend of electric and acoustic guitars and sleek rhythmic undercurrents. As a singer, Ingram avoids bombastic testimonies in favor of a softer, more confiding approach. He brings a sustained reverence to his versions of the title song and “Greatness of God” (both previously recorded by Hillsong), as well as newly composed tracks like “As for Me” and “Always.” “Beautiful Savior” and “Now and Forever” shimmer with Garrard’s trademark guitar work, while “Burn” invokes the spirit of a traditional hymn with stately piano and strings.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Forever Reign combines the best tracks from One Sonic Society’s first three EPs into an uplifting affirmation of faith. Members Stu Garrard (from the much-loved U.K. worship band Delirious?), Paul Mabury (ex–Hillsong United drummer/producer), and Jason Ingram (writer/producer of hits by numerous Christian artists) emphasize heroic melodic themes and vertical lyric content in this set of atmospheric worship tunes. OSS’s sound is brawny but nuanced, tempering its leanings toward arena rock with a blend of electric and acoustic guitars and sleek rhythmic undercurrents. As a singer, Ingram avoids bombastic testimonies in favor of a softer, more confiding approach. He brings a sustained reverence to his versions of the title song and “Greatness of God” (both previously recorded by Hillsong), as well as newly composed tracks like “As for Me” and “Always.” “Beautiful Savior” and “Now and Forever” shimmer with Garrard’s trademark guitar work, while “Burn” invokes the spirit of a traditional hymn with stately piano and strings.

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About One Sonic Society

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, one sonic society is a worship band made up of well-established contemporary Christian artists including vocalist/songwriter Jason Ingram, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Stuart Garrard (Delirious?), and drummer Paul Mabury (Hillsong United). Delirious? bass player Jonathan Thatcher was also a founding member but left the group in 2010, two-thirds of the way through a trilogy of EPs (One, Sonic, and Society). Their official debut single, "Forever Reign," was a collaboration with Hillsong written by Ingram and Hillsong's Reuben Morgan. It peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart in December 2011. The same month, Essential Records released one sonic society's first full-length album, also called Forever Reign. They followed it up with Live at the Tracking Room in 2012. The EP Make a Way appeared in 2015 before it was re-sequenced and released as Great Are You Lord the following year. It featured their biggest hit yet in "Great Are You Lord," which made the Christian Top Ten in late 2016. ~ Marcy Donelson

  • ORIGIN
    Nashville, TN
  • FORMED
    2009

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