Review: David Crowder*Band
How He Loves

Jun 25 2009

Despite the fact that their new album does not debut until September, David Crowder*Band have given their fans a sneak preview with the release of their new single, 'How He Loves'. The song itself is a cover of a sublime track penned by singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan, written after his friend died in a car accident.

Anyone who has heard the song itself will tell you that it is truly stunning and totally heartbreaking. The tune soars and swells from a quiet intimate number into a captivating anthem. It's true beauty is in its wonderfully (and knowingly flawed) attempt to encapsulate God's indescribable love in mere words, opening with 'he is jealous for me. Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree, bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.' The metaphors are fresh, which really makes the song stand out from the cliches we have come to know from some modern Christian music.

The band's rendition itself is very good, and does the song justice, although it feels far too short to truly become a classic. However, David Crowder has promised that a longer version with a better arrangement will be placed on the studio album itself.

So far, this year has been an excellent one for Christian music, but on the basis of this track, it's only going to get better. I would urge everyone to check out this single, and McMillan's lovely original version. It will knock your socks off.

Review by J Alexander.

LTTM rating 4 out of 5 Stars

Other Reviews

Corey Voss - Songs of Heaven & Earth Vol 1
Dec 08

Corey Voss - Songs of Heaven & Earth Vol 1

Integrity Music have released the live recording Songs Of Heaven & Earth: Volume 1 from songwriter and worship leader Corey Voss. Voss, the Worship & Creative Arts Pastor for Gateway Church in Shelbyville, Tennessee, has…

David Ian - Vintage Christmas
Dec 07

David Ian - Vintage Christmas

Looking for an instrumental Jazz piano album? Well let me introduce you to David Ian and this amazing album titled 'Vintage Christmas Trio' that has three tracks that are brilliant. Opening with the track 'Deck The Halls' this…

Point of Grace - Sing Noel
Dec 06

Point of Grace - Sing Noel

Every year, Point of Grace's classic Christmas songs fill the radio airwaves with nostalgia. Their latest Christmas offering, Sing Noel is available now and features 10 new arrangements of beloved carols and Christmas favorites.…

 Back to Top