Beauty and elegance grace this recent release by Garrett J Vandenberg and Katelynn Florae. This brother and sister duo have released a beautiful compilation of mostly covers that exemplifies them not only as excellent performers, but also Garrett as a producer. Beyond the performances and production, Overwhelmed is also set deeply into the heart of worship.
Many of the songs will sound familiar, being worship covers, but the arrangements are new, the undercurrent breathes new life into timeless classics such as “Give Me Jesus” and “Overwhelmed.” The tags on this album are aptly titled, indie pop worship and ambient Christian. Intertwining the old and cherished songs with new sounds places this album somewhere on another plane of existence. Tastefully balanced and blended, Garrett and Katelynn remind us that worship is where we place our focus, not necessarily on the instruments we use.
If you’re looking for a way to make the old new, and give old songs a rebirth, visit this album, fall in love with what they have done, and allow yourself to fall in love with Jesus in a new way again.
All instruments* and programming: Garrett Vandenberg
Production and mixing: Garrett Vandenberg
Mastering: Ben Cannon of Loud Mountain Studios
*Additional guitar on “Give Me Jesus” by Sergio Rojas