After 4 critically acclaimed recordings and the recent groundbreaking digital initiative, Derek Webb captures the mind and imagination of progressive Christian consumers with new interpretations of his favorite songs.One Zero packages ten fresh, unheard acoustic recordings of the songs that have become fan favorites in a Derek Webb performance. This collection connects fans of music to a provocative artist discussing issues untouched by most communicators today.
Format: Compact disc Vendor: Provident Music Distribution
Strip it all awaythe sonically enhanced production, the crowd-pleasing single, the feel-good lyrics. One Zero (Acoustic), Derek Webbs newest album, hangs exposed against a fluorescent screen, revealing the heart of one of Christian musics most lyrical songwriters. The album disrobes 10 songs from Webbs last four solo projects down to a raw, acoustic offering.
The unornamented sound of a single guitar compliments the honest lyrics. And, though some vocal instructors would cringe, Webbs abrasive voice passionately communicates harsh messages that convict the soul. From his most recent album, Mockingbird, Webb hoarsely cries out at the end of his song, King and a Kingdom, Nothing unifies like a common enemy. And we got one sure as hell.
Instrumentally, Webb adds spice to his signature folk sound with a little Beatles and blues-inspired melodies.
But Webbs strength shines in his ability to shamelessly expose uncomfortable political, social and faith issues that
traditionalists tend to store in the dark room. Rich Young Ruler describes entangled hearts caught in a web of wealthy Western culture. Ballad in Plain Red takes on the voice of Satan applauding his own success in the 21st century, blinding the world to real truthas he says, Truth without context, the favorite of all my crimes.
More of Webbs heart is unveiled through ballads of intimacy with his wife and his Savior in songs such as Better than Wine and Medication.
Piercing, provoking, austere, audacious, vulnerable, challenging, transparent, naked, convicting, candid: one zero descriptors for one zero of Webbs finest songs.