12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With a minimum of flash, Jenny & Tyler recapture the innocence of the early Jesus Music days on their fourth album, Open Your Doors. This married singer/songwriter duo express their faith with an open-hearted honesty that’s both disarming and inspiring. Their latest work projects a sustained intensity that draws on both Scripture and everyday experience for its lyrical insight. Jenny’s sweet, vibrato-tinged vocals and Tyler’s aching, vulnerable delivery are enhanced by sparse acoustic settings with a warm contemporary folk glow. Wistfully poetic numbers like “Little Balloon” and “Skyline Hill” have a delicate, subtle mysticism that should hold appeal beyond Christian music fandom. Songs of compassion (“Abide”), encouragement (“Fear Thou Not”), and gratitude (“You Keep Loving Me”) keep the accent on the positive here (though “O That the Night” grapples directly with the world’s darkness). The duo’s rendition of the 1862 hymn “See the Conqueror” captures them at their best, with yearning harmonies and vigorous guitar strums.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With a minimum of flash, Jenny & Tyler recapture the innocence of the early Jesus Music days on their fourth album, Open Your Doors. This married singer/songwriter duo express their faith with an open-hearted honesty that’s both disarming and inspiring. Their latest work projects a sustained intensity that draws on both Scripture and everyday experience for its lyrical insight. Jenny’s sweet, vibrato-tinged vocals and Tyler’s aching, vulnerable delivery are enhanced by sparse acoustic settings with a warm contemporary folk glow. Wistfully poetic numbers like “Little Balloon” and “Skyline Hill” have a delicate, subtle mysticism that should hold appeal beyond Christian music fandom. Songs of compassion (“Abide”), encouragement (“Fear Thou Not”), and gratitude (“You Keep Loving Me”) keep the accent on the positive here (though “O That the Night” grapples directly with the world’s darkness). The duo’s rendition of the 1862 hymn “See the Conqueror” captures them at their best, with yearning harmonies and vigorous guitar strums.

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