This talented Georgia pop/rock outfit has a knack for creating vibrant music, with the end result immensely appealing.
This talented Georgia pop/rock outfit has a knack for creating vibrant music, with the end result immensely appealing. This tradition is continued on Wonderfully Made, a recording with a thread of hopefulness running through it. The title cut is a buoyant tune that celebrates being one of God's creations. Consider these words: "I'm made with my Father's hands/I'm made with his breath of life/I'm fearfully, wonderfully made." "Take Me As I Am" is a beautiful ballad about God's unconditional love. Lead vocalist Brad Olsen infuses each song with heart, soul, and integrity. He's superbly accompanied by his brother Todd (keyboards, guitars, and harmonica), bassist Clarke Leake, and drummer Brandon Thompson. The predominantly jubilant record takes a detour with the poignant "Sleepless," a track Brad Olsen wrote (with Chris Falson) after a member of his Atlanta church was killed in a shooting spree. It's a compelling piece of work, but then again the celebratory songs are no less enthralling, and in a world struggling with devastation and loss, Wonderfully Made is akin to discovering water in the desert—refreshing, soothing, and utterly essential.—DEP