For the few who are only just discovering Soul Survivor, you will not be disappointed. The Watford (UK) based Charity exists to introduce young people to Jesus and equip, encourage and empower them to live their whole lives for him. They run events throughout the year including summer conferences, equipping days and Saturday celebrations.
This year they welcomed over 26,000 young people to their events and the Live album from their Summer get together has captured their experience in this 10 track offering entitled ‘Never Gonna Stop’. At the helm this year is Tom Smith. Having cut his teeth alongside Tim Hughes and others at Worship Central, Tom Joined Soul Survivor last year to head up the Worship at both their Church Campus and at the wider events. With him again this year is their other established leader Beth Croft and together they deliver songs both New and Old including ‘Good Good Father’ and ‘The Lion And The Lamb’. This year was particularly special too with the wondeful LIV Choir from South Africa, adding their great vocals and exuberance.
As always the musicianship, not only in terms of playing but also in the sensitivity shown to what God was doing in each song is clear and with Jonny Bird as producer they have caught the energy of the event whilst also maintaining a Jesus focus throughout.
This album, as is the case with other previous Soul Survivor albums, is not only for the youth of the nation but for all who are looking for an album of sung worship which carries the spirit and life of the live event.