Sacred Revolution [CD]
Featuring his signature hard-driving sound and look-you-in-the-eye lyrics, Curtis' music attests to the power of an authentic life of faith to change the world.
His first exclusive release for OCP/spiritandsong.com
What could be more countercultural than following Christ? That's the kind of revolution Curtis Stephan instigates in his latest album -- his first exclusive release for OCP and spiritandsong.com. Featuring his signature hard-driving sound and look-you-in-the-eye lyrics, these 14 tracks attest to the power of an authentic life of faith to change the world. It's one revolution we should all join, without hesitation.
Rapid-fire, alt-rock gems, edgy lead guitar
The title track builds slowly then floods the ear-scape with layers of sound, demanding nothing less than total commitment: "Rise up, rise up, let us stand and be a witness to the love that makes a difference." "To the Extreme" is a gripping, rapid-fire, alt-rock gem with a mesmerizing and edgy lead guitar line.
NCYC Theme Song, other highlights
Other highlights include "Winds of Change," the 2005 NCYC theme song, which Curtis wrote and recorded with fellow Texan and friend Jesse Manibusan, and a nice cover of "My Reward," by Dove-award-winning songwriter and popular CCM artist Paul Baloche.
A deeply evocative take on the funeral antiphon
The strongest track of all may be "In Paradisum/Pastures of the Lord," a deeply evocative medley blending Curtis' contemporary setting of the Latin antiphon chanted at the end of the funeral Mass ("May the angels lead you into paradise ") and a breathtaking ballad that anticipates the joys of heaven.
The work of a revolutionary Christian songwriter
Never one to make compromises, Curtis once again proves the revolutionary, both as a musician and as a Christian songwriter. Innovative and ambitious, Sacred Revolution challenges us to follow the One who held nothing back in order to save us.