Hailing from the cool forests of the Pacific Northwest, Matthew Zigenis, has released an album that is equal parts worship, and effervescent ‘cool’. Fusing contemporary worship with a definite chill wave vibe, makes an offering that is pleasing to someone looking for contemporary worship while feeding the inner hipster. Wonderfully produced, this album is technically a first release, although Matthew had a previous release with A Jesus Church’s “CarryYour Name”. This release, Overflow, is flavored with excellence.
Beginning with the title track, Overflow, enters into an ethereal soundscape that is lush, deep and meditative. Each track is focused on worship and references scripture like Psalm 62, Psalm 139. Blending electronic elements, guitars, and laid back hip hop beats, it’s very easy to listen to this album. Most of the songs are sung from the perspective of man towards God or encouraging others. Highlights of this album are “Oh the Love of Jesus,” “My Soul Wlll Rest,” and “Overflow.”
If your inner hipster needs that electronic/acoustic mashup with a generous dose of Jesus love, this album will definitely fill that missing void in your musical life. You can definitely hear the Portland influences in Matthew Zigenis’ as well as some influences by Passion, Bethel Music and Hillsongs.
Overflow was produced by Eric Lemiere and mixed and mastered by Chris Greely.