October 14, 2021

SONG REVIEW 🎵📝 Henry McKenzie - In Those Hands

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Henry McKenzie - In Those Hands
Christian/Gospel, Pop, Easy Listening
Georgia, United States

Overall Impression: Dedicated to the One who holds it all, Henry McKenzie's original Christian Ballad, "In Those Hands", delivers a testimony of devout love for the Creator - heralding His inevitable return and our consummate healing through heartfelt vocals and an immersive, soulful soundscape!

Strongest Point(s): Sincere in tone and vintage in style, "In Those Hands" displays an impressive passion for both the subject matter and the musical craft! The instrumental foundations of the song evoke a nostalgia for the genre with sweeping, synthesized arpeggios and a massively motivating bass tone. McKenzie's vocal approach pairs brilliantly with the backing track as well - stylistically nailing the mid-eighties Synth Pop and R&B sound while retaining the vocal force and emotional gravity of Gospel Praise. Alternating between obvious synth tones and more subtle piano and strings enriches the soundscape as well, giving depth and texture to an already compelling sound!

Target Audience Appeal: Believers of any age will find themselves resonating easily with the lyrics that Henry McKenzie reveals through "In Those Hands" - speaking to a hopefulness and healing that pull swiftly at the hearts of those that belong to the flock. Stylistically, fans of classic Gospel Ballad instrumentations and vocal energies will be drawn into the sound immediately and rewarded with a performance that speaks directly to the heart!

Artist target suggestions: The Imperials, Michael Card, Sandi Patty, Glad, DeGarmo & Key, Steve Archer, Michael W. Smith, Bryan Duncan, David Meece, Kerry Livgren, Gaither Vocal Band, Scott Krippayne, Scott Wesley Brown, Whiteheart, Mylon LeFevre, Broken Heart, Paul Smith, Gary Chapman, Farrell And Farrell, Larry Norman, Steve Camp

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About the Reviewer:
Jon Wright is a trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. Working with musicians and their individual sounds is his passion and profession, and he strives to interact with and understand every aspect of the production process - from theory and songwriting to recording and mastering. He continues to teach students of all ages and is currently collaborating with artists across a wide range of genres.