Coming in under the radar may suit Phil Wickham just fine, if only because his music is too original to fall prey to the pressures of being in the spotlight. Take his sophomore effort, Cannons, as a mere atmospheric Britpop record and you will have missed the point entirely. Between his mesmerizing tenor and his quietly potent songwriting, the California native builds on the lyrical prowess of his self-titled debut with this collection of captivating tunes. You get the feeling that Wickham actually gets it with his witness of the gospel, that is, he isn't simply stuffing clichés into some producer's tired idea of radio-friendly pop songs. And he doesn't have to yell for his message to ring loud as day. "Beautiful," for instance, conveys deep love for God's creation, while "Desire" confesses humankind's nothingness before Him and a yearning to follow. Cannons is an intriguing tale of personal worship that showcases Wickham's voice and insightful songwriting.
Performance CreditsPhil Wickham Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar
Pete Kipley Bass
Roy G. Biv Strings
Jeremy Lutito Drums
Amelia Emery Background Vocals
Savannah Packard Background Vocals
Gabe Scott Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
Dan Bailey Drums
Technical CreditsMike O'Connor Engineer
Pete Kipley Composer,Programming,Producer
Phil Wickham Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This disc is amazing! It is so easy to fall into worship listening to Phil's gifted lyrics and melodies. A must for all lovers of the Lord!