Artist: Finding Favour
Title: Finding Favour
Label: Gotee

Let’s face it: With so much music to choose from these days, it’s not always easy being the new band on the block. And that’s exactly why Georgia-based group Finding Favour got it right with introducing themselves via an EP, rather than the requisite full-length album.

Following the old showbiz adage of “always leaving the audience wanting more” to a “T,” Finding Favour’s self-titled effort is a strong set of six songs that definitely get the job done.

While comparisons to the likes of Building 429 and Needtobreathe are practically inevitable, one can’t help noticing how Finding Favour has a strong sense of melody. Whether it’s the catchy, worshipful strains of opening track “Shake the World” or the anthemic quality of “Hallelujah We Shall Rise” and “Slip On By,” these are the types of tracks that immediately find a way into your head.

But given the decidedly upward focus of the lyrics, Finding Favour seems even more intent on making sure they make their way to the listener’s heart as well. With clever turns of phrase and lyrics that can’t help but connect with believers, Finding Favour is a debut with substance and style.

No doubt, we’ll be hearing more from this band in the future, and if it’s anything like this EP, they’ll be around for many years to come.

*This Article First Published 6/24/2013