Kings Kaleidoscope - Felix Culpa
Genre: Rock, Indie, Jazz, Worship
Having left Mars Hill Music back in 2013, the worship group Kings Kaleidoscope now sign over to the brilliantly named Bad Christian Music label. That's right, we are literally featuring Bad Christian Music on The Good Christian Music Blog! Their first release since the 2012 Christmas EP Joy Has Dawned, this new EP, Live In Color features 5 new original songs and a revamped version of the hymn Be Thou My Vision.
This track, 'Felix Culpa' sees the 10 piece band utilise their brass section to full effect by injecting their Indie Rock Worship with a high dose of Jazz that fully breaks in towards the end of the track. As if the catchy guitar riff wasn't enough to make this an eligible best worship song of 2014, the lyrics brilliantly show the singer wrestling with God in prayer over his own sin to the extent of "fighting to be God" (Exodus 20:3) and the grace shown in Christ. Until the studio version comes, this track is a diamond in need of a little polishing, though even as it is, it's rare to come across a song this musically brilliant as well as lyrically creative and biblical.
Lyrics: Turn the lights on, look at what I have See the twisted trophies of a dead man Countless stories, tell of sin and pain But they sing the sweetness of my savior’s grace
I’m a torn man, spirit fighting flesh There’s a battle raging deep in my chest But all that haunts me, all that leaves a stain Only sings the sweetness of my savior’s grace
A fortunate fall, my sins are stories of grace to recall A fortunate fall, I glory in my sins forgiven
Jesus bought me, and now I am His Dying with Him, in His death I now live All my vices, to which I’ve been chained Only speak the sweetness of my savior’s grace
And still I’m a wicked, wretched man, I do everything I hate I am fighting to be god, I see the and claw and thrash and shake I have killed and stacked the dead, on a throne from which I reign In the end I just want blood, and with His blood my hands are stained
See the God who reigns on high, He has opened His own veins From His wounds a rushing torrent that can wash it all away
Grace upon grace, upon grace upon grace Grace..
Purchase the Live In Color EP from iTunes: United Kingdom: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/live-in-color-ep/id840779079 United States of America: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-in-color-ep/id840779079
For more info on Kings Kaleidoscope visit: http://www.kingsklive.com/
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