Single 'See The Love' performed at Charity: Water annual fundraiser alongside CEO Scott Harrison
"All Is Not Lost," the sophomore release from The Brilliance, is available now, and critics are calling it "the album you need to hear in 2017."
The duo, comprised of David Gungor and John Arndt, is seeking to share a timely message of understanding, with lyrics eliciting love and unity throughout the 11-track offering.
"We're looking forward to sharing these new songs, because we are in a season when, no matter what our political opinions or cultural biases, we all need to be reminded that 'All Is Not Lost,' " Gungor said. "We need to remember to see the divine in 'the other,' to offer kindness and curiosity."
Critics are praising the duo for "shining a spotlight on cultural injustices," saying the album's content is "important" while also calling the release "beautiful" for its poetic lyrics and intricate string arrangements.
In step with the heart of the album, Gungor recently performed the band's current single, "See The Love," alongside Charity: Water CEO Scott Harrison at the organization's annual fundraiser, which also featured Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons). The event raised more than $3 million to help provide clean water for those in need.
To hear more about the making of "All Is Not Lost" and the meaning behind each song, check out The Brilliance Podcast.
"All is Not Lost" is available now.
New York-based liturgical band The Brilliance believes that art - in any form - is meant to be savored, experienced and relished. The Brilliance craft music with this belief in mind, giving listeners time and space to fully soak in the beauty that lies in every lyric and sonic nuance. The duo goes way back, having known each other since childhood and having played together in a variety of bands. Its critically acclaimed Integrity Music debut, "Brother," was a peacemaking opus that introduced the duo's eloquent use of minimalism in the vein of Sufjan Stevens and Philip Glass to an audience beyond its faithful legion of fans who followed them during their years as an independent band. Worship Leader Magazine named the band's label debut its No. 1 album pick in 2015.