Monday, December 26, 2011

Brigitte Donoho: Restored EP Review

If there’s one thing Brigitte Donoho would like you to know about her music, it’s that she has a heart of worship. Whether that be leading worship at her church on Saturday nights, for the youth on Wednesdays, or at a show on the road, that aspect definitely shines through Brigitte’s music. Her six-track EP Restored is a wonderful introduction into her music, one that will leave you asking for more!

Upbeat guitar work opens up the Restored EP in “Wash Over Me,” a track of complete surrender and a prayer for God to take us and make us clean. Brigitte’s flexible vocals and the opening guitar makes her music comparable to that of Yancy’s, and it’s not really a surprise, for both are passionate about leading worship! A little slower, the worshipful “Your Name” highlights the fact that Jesus Christ is always with us to lead us and guide us.

My personal favorite from the Restored EP is “Blood Stained Tears,” a single that Brigitte actually wrote in her sleep! Waking up, she quickly wrote it all out to make sure she didn’t forget it. And glad I am that she didn’t forget it! Similar to a slower Addison Road track, or one of the powerful Hillsong anthems, “Blood Stained Tears” is made through steady guitars, though the single itself is on the slower side of things. Speaking of the immense love God had for us in sending His Son, it is a prayer that God’s grace would abound toward us. It builds perfectly throughout!

The title track follows, a nice prayer for restoration, while “At the Mention of Your Name” speaks of the peace found in God’s name. The climax, however, would have to be the ending rhetoric: “I have victory, at the mention of Your name.” Amen! And lastly, a guitar pop track, contemporary in style but quite catchy, “Save Me” ends the EP. Speaking of those bad days of life, “Save Me” is a prayer that God would give us the strength to get through.

All in all, Restored is a wonderful worship EP! The variation is very welcome, as are Brigitte’s wonderful vocals and polished song-writing skills. I definitely will be looking forward to more music from Brigitte in the future!

Rating: 4/5
Release date: June 4, 2011

Track listing:
1. Wash Over Me
2. Your Name
3. Restored
4.  Blood Stained Tears
5. At the Mention of Your Name

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