David Leonard, half of the Grammy-nominated band All Sons and Daughters, has struck out on his own and released a soul-filled pop record that should be regarded as one of the year’s best.
On The Wait, Leonard crafts songs that don’t shy away from the troubled side of a believer. These songs speak of heartache and loneliness, but they also point to the solution—Jesus. On “Wanderer,” Leonard sings “Though I wander far from You/ You find me and bring me home,” and that’s a constant theme throughout the album—a very present, very real God that is here when we are at our lowest. The star of the album is “Threads,” a soaring anthem to how God undoes the carefully constructed facades we build around ourselves.
Musically, The Wait is a far cry from what fans of All Sons & Daughters may be used to. Leonard pulls in electronic influences, along with a heavy dose of soul (remember his days as Jackson Waters’ front man) to drive home the power of God’s love for us. The Wait is a stellar solo entry for David Leonard.
–John Barber (CCM Magazine)
- Release Date: March 15, 2019
- Record Label: Integrity
- UPC: 0000768717325
- Number of Discs: 1
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