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Beeching Takes Invisible Sophomore Leap

  • Lindsay Williams CCM Magazine
  • 2007 1 Jun
Beeching Takes <i>Invisible</i> Sophomore Leap

Artist: Vicky Beeching
Title: Painting the Invisible
Label: Sparrow

Theologically brilliant, melodically pleasing and charmingly catchy, Vicky Beeching’s second worshipful offering feels right at home alongside some of today’s modern worship greats. (Think a female counterpart to Matt Redman.)

Beeching secures her place in the progressive worship movement with Painting the Invisible. While not groundbreaking, thanks to production courtesy of Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Matt Wertz) and Nathan Nockels (Matt Redman, Downhere), the upbeat musicianship and lilting vocals fuse together to form a mature, lyrically rich work of art. And, perhaps Beeching’s Oxford-influenced perspective shines best as just that—a striking artistic showpiece.

Beeching collaborates with Cash, Matthew West, Marc Byrd and Joy Williams to create a vibrant color palette of sound ranging from the bouncy self-described rocksology (and lead single), “Join the Song,” to the haunting beauty of the hymn-like “The Wonder of the Cross.” While most of the lyrics are vertical in nature, Beeching ends the album with a personal affirmation detailing her lifelong faith journey in “Twenty-Six Summers.”

Although Beeching claims that she can’t unearth the words to paint an accurate picture of who God is, with these songs, she gives life to passionate lyrics that proclaim, “Come and find the meaning of life is to worship the God who can heal every heart.” Painting in shades of beauty, with this album, Beeching is a few brush strokes closer to revealing the colors of the invisible.  

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