Music review by Luchae Williams
Dynamic Johannesburg based worship team, 3C Live, are celebrating their sophomore release, Send Your Rain, already number 1 on the Christian Billboard Charts in SA! This multiracial ensemble, led by SA singer, Shaun Pillay, wowed us in 2015 with their first album, Redemption and has seemingly grown into their own with a spunky, powerful album this time around.
Album opener, Revolution starts things off with a bang, as electronic beats accompanying a bold message encourage listeners to “join the revolution” of Christ, penetrate your heart making it difficult to sit still!
Title track Send Your Rain maintains the dance party energy with a catchy hook that reminds me of crazy praise parties at youth ministry events. I appreciate that they chose to start the album off on such a high.
But it doesn’t end there! You’ll find more uptempo, dance songs in Till the whole world knows and Great God – a song that speaks about the great love of the Father.
The album is not without intimate worship and I found my favorite track in Mercy endures. I was especially moved by the earnest vocals lamenting: “Jesus I’m Yours!/Your mercy endures!” Everything about this track is beautiful! It’s a must listen.
Other heartfelt worship songs that moved me were the smooth R&B driven Now until forever and the intimate To know You which speaks about being intimately acquainted with the Father and how it will never leave you the same!
The African rhythm driven Tino Tenda is the perfect addition to the album. This track will have you jiving along as the worship team sings: “We celebrate our King!” In fact, everything about this album encourages us to celebrate the King of Kings!
3C fans are in for a treat with this offering! The worship is pure and real and the praise is enthusiastic and sincere. Give this proudly South African album a listen — I recommend it!