New Music Reviews Two New Christmas Season Projects

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

Born a King  coverThe local ResLife Worship crew (part of Reslife Church in Grandville) has a new three-song collection for this Christmas season.

Church worship leader Ken Reynolds wrote and produced each of the songs. The worship-ful title song -"Born A King"- features vocals by Tiffany Mauer with choral background from the ResLife Choir. The "Come let us adore Him" lyric reinforces the Christmas message.

"Starry Night" is a slower-tempo, keyboard-based ballad, with lush strings courtesy of the City of Prague Orchestra, and added saxophone by ResLife associate pastor of worship Bruce Vanderveen.

The team also offers a Christmas version of "Higher," a worship anthem first released several years ago.

The songs are available for streaming on various digital platforms, and on iTunes.

Physical copies are for sale at the ResLife Church resource center.

Artist: Reslife Worship
Album: "Born A King"
Max and Tait xmas coverKevin Max and Michael Tait

Grand Rapids native Kevin Max and his longtime friend (and fellow dcTalk member) Michael Tait team up on a luscious version of a holiday song that's been around since the 1940s.

Beginning with Max's smooth and jazzy opening vocals, the song finds Tait entering on verse two with his crooner-style which channels the late Nat King Cole. Silky!

Their voices join on the last bridge and continue on the final verse – first in unison, then back to harmony.

A great string background in a classic setting that may take you back a decade or two – or introduce you to a remarkable holiday blend.
You can stream it at , or get a YouTube audio.

Max has a previous Christmas project ("Holy Night"), but this collaboration may lead to a whole new album of songs! Merry Christmas!

Artists: Kevin Max and Michael Tait
Song: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
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Terry DeBoer
Author: Terry DeBoer
Terry is a journalist/feature writer for newspapers, magazines and websites, with a background in radio broadcasting. His usual beat is arts and entertainment, specializing in Christian/gospel music. A married father of two, he is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan Contributing Writer: West Michigan Christian News August 2011 – Present Feature writer: (website and various newspapers) 1988– 2016 -Spotlight New Christian Music Magazine 1997-2008 -Church News Editor, Church Herald Magazine 2004-2009

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