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Blog Article 4: Sherry Muchira “All Things New” Review
Very rarely do I encounter an album bordering musical perfection in which our mortal worship reflects the divine but I believe I have found this captivating gem of musical brilliance in Sherry Muchira’s CD entitled All Things New. Released on January 19th 2013, All Things New is a gem amongst the commercialized contemporary Christian albums we have been bombarded with over the last five years.
I first had the privilege of experiencing a worship service led by Muchira during a multidenominational prayer and worship night at Mill Creek Foursquare Church in Lynnwood, WA. As a gifted pianist, these skills were paralleled with her angelic vocals that lead one into the spiritual throne room of God with every song she sung. Her anointing was obvious for this role as every song she proclaimed produced pulsating bursts of the Holy Spirit. I could feel the clouded presence of the Lord, often described in the Old Testament, consume the sanctuary.
All Things New is a worship music experience in which the pattern of weaving theological declarations, like the hymns of the past, are then synergized with contemporary Christian music of today. Her music is a refreshing experience of speaking God’s Biblical Truths sometimes absent in modern Christian music. Muchira’s musical perfection is enhanced by the equally echoing guitar chords of Sean Gasperetti, shadowed yet foundational bass playing of David Sproul, and the thunderous drumming of her husband Tim Muchira. Her songs are honest, relative, raw, and describe the mountain top experiences as well as the dark valleys of the Christian experience through a reflection of her own triumphs and struggles in knowing God deeper. I could not pick three personal favorites on this album as they were all equally exquisite in their own unique ways but the songs that did strike my heart the most were “Home” and “Peace”.
“Home” is one of those wonderful worship songs that speak about pressing on in prayer and waging spiritual warfare in the midst of personal self struggles and slipping faith. As I prayed through this song I could feel the power of Christ’s intercession impart prayers of release for friends and family trapped in personal and spiritual bondages.
As I listened to “Peace”, I wept at the broken state of my own sinful tendencies. Muchira’s lyrics not only penetrated my heart but touched my soul with confrontation of my own inadequacies before God while also reconciling these failings with the healing presence of the Holy Spirit.
Muchira is a former band member of Lystra’s Silence and serves as a worship leader alongside her husband Tim Muchira in the worship band at Mill Creek Foursquare Church in Lynnwood, WA. This album was funded through crowd sourcing on Kickstarter.com by men and women desiring to worship God through the anointed leadership of Muchira. The renaissance in the Pacific Northwest is producing new sounds across multiple Christian music genres, so purchase a copy of her music on iTunes or Amazon.com and support her in prayer!
Sherry Muchira Pages:
Personal Website: http://www.sherrymuchira.com
Band Camp: http://sherrymuchiramusic.bandcamp.com
Muchira, Sherry. All Things New Album Cover. 2013. http://www.amazon.com/All-Things-New/dp/B00ATD1X68/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1374940657&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=sherry+muchira+all+things+new
Muchira, Sherry. Portrait. 2013. http://www.sherrymuchira.com/about/.
Sherry Muchira, All Things New, Self-Published, 2013, MP3.