Aaron Strumpel's new album, "BRIGHT STAR" comes from an atmosphere of creativity and faithfulness to write songs and create records of lament and joy, proclamation and complaint. It is an album of songs to be listened to; it is an album of songs to be sung, both personally and congregationally, whether led with an acoustic guitar or pop- synth orchestra. It captures a sound that is at once wondrous in scope and approachable in intention. Exciting new songs includeMightier,
which, like the Psalmist in the 93rd chapter, proclaims the majesty of God in creation,Coming After You,
which gives the listener the language of yearning, andBeautiful Pearl,
which leaves a person ruminating on what it meant and still means for Christ to give his life. Alongside these songs are several standards that have become anthems in the many communities over the years:Twenty Three,Centuries,
and the title track,Bright Star.
Aaron invited the excellent Latifah Phillips (Page CXVI, The Autumn Film, Moda Spira) to produce the record alongside him and enlisted songwriter and engineer David Wilton (Loud Harp, Jason Upton, Josh Garrels, A Boy and His Kite) to mix and master.
- Release Date: February 10, 2015
- Record Label: Independent
- UPC: 859714002493
- Number of Discs: 1