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Crowder’s tale of milk and honey

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Josh Kinghorn, 1st Jun 2021
Tags: Music Blog Crowder Pop Praise and Worship

There is an old phrase that says ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’, meaning first impressions aren’t the be all and end all of something.

An easy example of this is my opinion of Justin Bieber. When I first encountered him I wasn’t the biggest fan of his music or his antics, e.g. the scandals he was involved in. I’m still not a big fan of his music, but I respect his process and how he has grown and matured into the man he is today. 

So when a man from Texas turns up with long hair, and a beard to rival Dumbledore, wearing a cowboy hat or baseball cap and carrying an acoustic guitar, what do you think he’s going to play? Country right? 

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But as I’ve previously mentioned, looks can be deceiving and Crowder definitely surprises everyone. 

The big thing about Crowder is he cannot really be defined by a single genre. Whatever he releases can vary wildly from what came before. 

Yes he has some folk/country stylings in there, but he also takes influence from dance, rock, rap and gospel music, amongst other things. 

He has the country flair.

I mean, just take a look at one of his latest singles “Good God Almighty”. He has the country flair with a slide guitar and a handful of chains hitting a table in percussion, adds a fat synth bass and synth chords underneath from dance, and throws an organ with choir harmonies from the gospel playbook. Don’t believe me? See for yourself! 

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It is a pure amalgamation of various influences that all come together to make one exquisite track, and I’ve yet to come across anyone who can come close to doing it as well as Crowder can. 

Keep an eye out for Crowder’s album ‘Milk and Honey’ coming out in June this year because I have no doubt it will be magnificent!

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