|Justin Jarvis, whose music debuted on Jesus Culture's Emerging Voices album, has just released his first full-length solo album, Atmospheres. It was recorded live with the Jesus Culture band in March of 2014 and features 10 original songs that speak to the shifting of atmospheres that takes place in us and through us every day because of the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. Justin states, "The record is really a compilation of the church in all of those cities across the country gathering, worshiping together, hungry for an encounter with God to see our work places changed, to see our homes changed, to see our families changed by the love and power and presence of God in us and through us. We want to share those moments with the world."
Justin's voice has been compared to Chris Martin of Coldplay and Win Butler of Arcade Fire, giving his music a distinct edge. "Heaven's Light," which is our Playback Play of the Week this week, is a modern day hymn that reflects upon how we can forever trust in the One who conquered death on the cross. The chorus proclaims, "Hallelujah, We lift our eyes with the dawn of Heaven's Light. Day and night come and still we shine with the dawn of Heaven's Light." "Take Heart" is a rousing anthem, full of encouragement that Jesus is our hope in times when life is uncertain or full of struggles. The title track, "Atmospheres" captures the overriding theme of the album, declaring, "Loud and clear, we are shifting atmospheres with the heart of the One we love. No more fear, we will sing for all to hear of His love, His great love." With heartfelt lyrics and sweeping instrumentation, Atmospheres offers songs full of authenticity and praise.
Atmospheres - Justin Jarvis