11 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On its sophomore album, One Sonic Society matches new material with tunes from its debut, Forever Rein, in a live studio setting. Veteran Christian songwriter/producer Jason Ingram, former Delirious? members Stuart Gerrard (guitar) and Jonathan Thatcher (bass), and Hillside United’s Paul Mabury (drums) make impressive strides as an ensemble. The music here is expansive and subtly textured, achieving an overarching grandeur rather than indulging in rock heroics. That’s not to say the set lacks energy and drive—“Lay Me Down” and “Light Shine In” in particular are stirring. Most often, though, OSS takes a more subdued approach as the group lays down washes of sound that frame Ingram’s quietly intense vocals. “Higher Than All,” “Jesus, Son of God," and “God You Are My God” stand out as contemplative hymns of stark, compelling beauty. Gerrard’s ambient guitar lines on “Forever Reign” show that the power and delicacy of his playing during his Delirious? days remains undiminished. Live at the Tracking Room invokes the intimacy of a midnight church service, with prayerful mediations and eloquent calls to worship.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On its sophomore album, One Sonic Society matches new material with tunes from its debut, Forever Rein, in a live studio setting. Veteran Christian songwriter/producer Jason Ingram, former Delirious? members Stuart Gerrard (guitar) and Jonathan Thatcher (bass), and Hillside United’s Paul Mabury (drums) make impressive strides as an ensemble. The music here is expansive and subtly textured, achieving an overarching grandeur rather than indulging in rock heroics. That’s not to say the set lacks energy and drive—“Lay Me Down” and “Light Shine In” in particular are stirring. Most often, though, OSS takes a more subdued approach as the group lays down washes of sound that frame Ingram’s quietly intense vocals. “Higher Than All,” “Jesus, Son of God," and “God You Are My God” stand out as contemplative hymns of stark, compelling beauty. Gerrard’s ambient guitar lines on “Forever Reign” show that the power and delicacy of his playing during his Delirious? days remains undiminished. Live at the Tracking Room invokes the intimacy of a midnight church service, with prayerful mediations and eloquent calls to worship.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings
21 Ratings
Jon Moose ,

Good Stuff

It is cool to hear all these songs arranged differently! Also the production and mix of it is not acoustic- its still full band but not all Passion-White-Flags-In-Your-Face. I lead worship at my church and really can appreciate this work of art.

Omax44 ,

Legit

Dudes of One Sonic Society have done amazing live work with exceptional production! Every time I listen to this album I get overwhelmed with the presence of God! Jason Ingram is a sick lyricist and the instrumentals are tight! So thick creativity and very congregational friendly! Appreciate your awesomeness guys! I can't get enough of it and I look forward to the next project!

Jeremiah O ,

Genuine worship !

When you listen to these guys you know there really worshiping Jesus!
And I worship with them . Beautiful music! Thanks guys

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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