When it comes to motivational gospel music, everyone likes something different. I know people who love hip-hop and others who prefer the traditional gospel variety. To many people rock music has never been associated with Christian worship. But there is A 4-piece Christian rock band that will make you change your view on rock music, they will make you rock-n-roll for Jesus Christ.
Personally, when it comes to worship, I like a huge mix. For me, almost anything that’s catchy and has a good beat will work. But sometimes, you need something better than that just catchy. Sometimes you need the motivation to get rocking for Christ Jesus. Something to connect you to real praise and worship rock and roll style. When you really need a spiritual boost, what you need is an inspirational gospel rock song. That’s when CrossRoad come in.
Christian rock band CrossRoad have been busy creating gospel rock music and touring the United States of America they have played at many churches and are about to release their new album (There’s a Light). I have had the privilege of sampling this new 12 track album and it is fantastic.
The band have not strayed from their signature old school rock sound which sets them apart as an attractive gospel band. The four gospel rockers, who have just concluded a tour in America left Christian audiences across the USA wanting more. CrossRoad is fronted by Luke Powell who plays piano, keyboards and does the mixing and mastering, Richard Pratt plays the guitar, Richard Powell plays bass and Kevin Hill on drums.
CrossRoad are a great band their songs are very complex musical wise. Their lyrics also make you think about what they are trying to say. They are very creative in making music, no song that they have made will sound like their other songs. This band definitely make each song as unique as possible. They have creative lyrics, making their songs particularly on this album addictive once you play this you want to hear it every day.
Their music is great to listen to when you find yourself at a crossroads or needing that extra push of faith. The new album has 12 great songs with titles such as, There’s a light, Jesus is Alive, You’re all I need and many more titles you’re sure to find something that speaks to you. All of them have a positive message that will lift you up and inspire you my personal favourite from this new album is ‘Coming Home’ a confession song that speaks to me personally.
The songs on this album concern the inner struggles of a Christian but they are so positive and uplifting. To be honest, I didn’t think Christian rock had much to offer, but after listening to CrossRoad, I have a renewed interest for Christian rock. CrossRoad rocks the world, and they rock the world for God. That’s why I think they are South Africa’s number one Christian Rock Band by a mile.