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Chris August - 'The Upside of Down'

Sharing Strong and Personal Beliefs

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Chris August - The Upside of Down

Chris August - The Upside of Down

Fervent Records/Word

The Upside of Down, Chris August's sophomore release, finds him sharing his beliefs while directing listeners to have their own relationships with Jesus. Acoustic melodies meet heartfelt lyrics and the result is an album that fans can listen to and grow with. The constant throughout, regardless of whether you're more focused on guitar or keys, stories of marriage or faith, is that Christ is the star of the show in every song.

'The Upside of Down' - Bona Fide Ups on Every Song

  • Style: Contemporary Christian (Pop)
  • 14 Songs
  • Time: 52 minutes
  • Release Date: August 21, 2012
  • Label: Fervent Records / Word

The Upside of Down offers up 14 songs that are all as genuine as August himself. Filled with gems like "Let There Be Light" (a cry to God to restore our relationship, shining His light into our lives), "A Little More Jesus" (an honest assessment of a life that needs more Jesus and less me) and "Meant To Be" (a love song to us from Jesus), the entire album will touch your heart where it's at while still showing the way to where it should be.

Soft and mellow, this release shouldn't be mistaken for "background music" for your day. The music, while delicate, packs a wallop when you factor in lyrics that are straight from the heart. That's the thing with Chris August, he opens up when he writes and when he sings and what we get comes straight from his heart.

As a music writer, I could go on and on about moving moments, unpretentious melodies, and exquisite music, but I'll let the music speak for itself. Go get this album and you'll hear exactly what I mean!

The Upside of Down Track Listing:

  1. Center Of It
  2. The Upside Of Down
  3. Amen
  4. This Side Of Heaven
  5. Restore
  6. Let There Be Light
  7. I Believe
  8. 1989
  9. Unashamed Of You
  10. A Little More Jesus
  11. Let The Music Play
  12. Water Into Wine
  13. Meant To Be
  14. Truth Is Still True
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