“I dont want just another touch. I’m just looking for the real Jesus and only You will do….
It’s all just meaningless and empty songs at best unless You respond”
I have been holding out on this review for a long time now. I think I have had this album for 3 months now, but I just kept looking for the right words to describe this…art.
Lets start with the production: It is produced by Jonny Macintosh and J.T. Daly (Paper Route). So basically for all those playing at home it means that it is impeccable.
“[The Invisible] is a deep record for me,” Daniel says. “I’ve been moved from this John the Baptist cry, from waking hearts of this generation to an unknown place. When I became a dad, God poured out this brand new anointing over my life, gave me this father’s heart, and for me that’s massive, epic…. The church needs more fathers, more pastors… There’s so much hurt happening all around us and not enough nurturing fathers among us to reach out.”
With each new song that emerged, he says, “I was completely wrecked with this idea that it’s not enough to wake dead people up. We’re here to help steer their lives, to show them the real Jesus, to represent the journey we’re all on. Our personal worship should come out of that.”
I know some people who LOVED his last CD and others who didn’t care for it at all. If you have been paying attention to me on social media you should be aware by now that I Love what Bashta is doing. The passion that oozed out of his first album amazed me and I walked away after my first listen thinking:
“wow…this guy actually believes what he is singing.”
I have listened to this new album over and over and I now consider this almost a double disc set. It seems to me that this album is the side B of “The Sounds of Daniel Bashta”. I love that I can listen to each and hear the journey God is taking him and his family.
I hear a prophetic move of God and not a selfish attempt at a radio single.
Bashta went from calling down the fire of heaven to unleash miracles, signs and wonders to an album that just calls on the miracle of Christ that we already have. There is a sense of longing coupled with a feeling of contentment that He has found the REAL thing.
“I speak to barrenness, I command life within, open up your walls, hope conquers all, let hope in.” – from “Let Hope In”
I am in awe of His lyrical and spiritual journey. I am challenged and encouraged by his prophetic invocation. I am glad to be able to have in my ears, heart and mouth a song of praise written by Bashta that God is using even in my own worship leading to set the captives free.
GO BUY THIS ALBUM… and if you don’t have his first I suggest you listen to them in order.
You can’t watch “return of the jedi” without first watching “empire strikes back”.
Sidenote because it needs to be said: dear newsboys… roaring lions that have power over death do NOT whisper!