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Young Oceans

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You’re going to need one hour, nine minutes and 45 seconds of uninterrupted listening time to fully immerse yourself in Young Ocean’s Advent. Young Oceans, originating from an alternative worship project at Trinity Grace Church in New York City, experiments with hymn writing, arranging and deviating slightly from the typical worship sound. Advent will draw you in with trance-like ambiance, and you’ll suddenly find yourself in a quiet, meditative place with God.
With many of the tracks being simply instrumental, this album is meant for introspective worship, for taking time away from our hectic lives and sitting still to reflect on what a wonderful God we have. As I listened to the album, Psalm 46:10 kept popping into my head: “Be still, and know that I am God.” When you need a still, peaceful moment away for this chaotic world, let Advent be your soundtrack.



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