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Willet’s newest album, Searchlight, is as much an album as it is a musical ministry. The three-piece brother band has been sharing the message of Jesus Christ since 2006, performing and releasing songs internationally and using the publicity to raise awareness (and funds) for global missions. The first track starts with an uplifting instrumental piece and when the vocals come in, it starts to form what will be come the sound for the whole album. The strong, masculine voice of Jeremy Willet is powerful, like quality contemporaries Jeremy Camp and Mac Powell (Third Day). Like those from most worship artists, the songs focus on sharing the love and hope found in God with the world, but with Willet, they carry a unique instrumental quality that could only be attributed to their indie style.

Searchlight plays with tempos and sounds, making it stand out creatively, a unique twist on every other praise and worship release. For example, many worship songs follow a specific pattern you can predict, but with this release, Willet focuses on the low, demure beginnings, steadily climbing with dramatic, explosive endings; you can’t predict what’s next until it comes.

If that’s your thing, Willet will give you something creative and different from your usual praise music. And it never hurts that it helps missions around the world.


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