12 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

At the tender age of 21, Leeland Mooring has established himself as one of Christian rock’s most conspicuous talents. As leader of Leeland, he confirms his stature once again with Love Is On the Move, an album combining unassailable craftsmanship with a genuine sense of mission. The band’s British prog-rock influences remain evident and Mooring’s crystalline voice — especially in its upper range — shows new control and refinement in these tracks. Songs like “The Door” and “Weak Man” are carried along by an escalating rhythmic pulse, while “Pure Bride” conveys its exalted vision with an ethereal arrangement. Mooring isn’t afraid to sing with a soft, even whispery edge — “Lift Your Eyes Up” and “Follow You” (featuring Brandon Heath on vocals) are luminous, almost genteel expressions of passionate faith. Love Is On the Move reaches its pinnacle on its title track, matching a plea for Christian compassion with a sweeping arrangement. Love Is On the Move is a spiritually and artistically mature statement by a band still burning with the urgency of youth.

EDITORS’ NOTES

At the tender age of 21, Leeland Mooring has established himself as one of Christian rock’s most conspicuous talents. As leader of Leeland, he confirms his stature once again with Love Is On the Move, an album combining unassailable craftsmanship with a genuine sense of mission. The band’s British prog-rock influences remain evident and Mooring’s crystalline voice — especially in its upper range — shows new control and refinement in these tracks. Songs like “The Door” and “Weak Man” are carried along by an escalating rhythmic pulse, while “Pure Bride” conveys its exalted vision with an ethereal arrangement. Mooring isn’t afraid to sing with a soft, even whispery edge — “Lift Your Eyes Up” and “Follow You” (featuring Brandon Heath on vocals) are luminous, almost genteel expressions of passionate faith. Love Is On the Move reaches its pinnacle on its title track, matching a plea for Christian compassion with a sweeping arrangement. Love Is On the Move is a spiritually and artistically mature statement by a band still burning with the urgency of youth.

TITLE TIME
3:52
4:22
4:06
4:23
3:51
3:42
3:56
3:56
4:23
3:26
3:52
5:53

About Leeland

Melodic Baytown, Texas alternative CCM ensemble Leeland formed in 2005 around their talented lead singer, guitarist, and frontman, Leeland Mooring. The group, which also includes keyboard player/vocalist Jack Mooring, guitarist Austin Tirado, bass player Jake Holtz, and drummer Mike Smith, released its debut, Sound of Melodies, on Essential Records in 2006. The album would go on to earn the band its first of many Dove and Grammy Award nominations. Released in 2008, Opposite Way saw Leeland sail to the top of the digital Christian album charts on the strength of the wistful title track and the driving "Count Me In," and 2009's Love Is on the Move would debut at number five on the Billboard Christian albums chart. The band's Grammy-nominated fourth studio long-player, The Great Awakening, arrived in 2011, and 2016's Invisible marked the band's first outing for Bethel Music/Sony. ~ James Christopher Monger

Top Songs by Leeland

Top Albums by Leeland

Top Music Videos by Leeland

Listeners Also Played