CHC’s latest album Reign draws enthusiastic responses from delegates at CGI-Asia Conference 2010.
Reign, the latest collection of praise and worship songs from CHC’s music ministry was well-received by local and foreign delegates alike at the recent CGI-Asia Conference 2010. The catchy tunes and intense lyrics also served as powerful theme songs throughout the conference.
Songs such as “Savior Of The World” and “Only You” were instant hits with the crowd and listeners. With catchy hooks to each song and rock-and-roll guitar riffs, these songs capture the passion, zeal and “all-out” spirit of praising God that the church is known for.
The feel-good, pop music vibe from the praise songs in this album prompted singer Alisa Galper, a recording artiste with Universal Music Taiwan, to remark: “You would not know you are listening to gospel songs—they are so contemporary.”
On the other end of the spectrum of such anthemic praise songs are intimate bare-all worship songs, demonstrating the versatility of music director David Yem and creative director KC Gan who wrote most of the songs on the album. The honesty and simplicity of songs such as “Out Of My Hands” and “Sweetest Devotion” tug at the heart-strings and wonderfully express the devotion of the believer to the majesty and beauty of Jesus Christ.
On the third night of the conference, one particularly memorable moment happened when CHC vocalist Alison Yap led the congregation in worship with the song “Out of My Hands” on the piano. Her heart-felt performance left many teary-eyed in the presence of God.
Re-recorded and re-mixed versions of favorites like “In Your House” and “Because Of You” from CHC’s last album Writings On The Walls round out the song list, making this latest album from CHC a must-have for every person looking not just for a good, but a great gospel album that will stand the test of time.