By Seth Condrey | Koch Records / Kosmos RecordsA worship leader at North Point Community Church outside Atlanta, Seth Condrey’s second album is an interesting collection of praise and worship tunes and modern rock-infused pop ballads. Condrey, who attended college in South America and won a Gospel Music Association Dove Award for his 2007 Spanish-language album De corazon a corazon, is pretty impressive singing in his native tongue, too.
Many of these songs mine the musical middle ground between Paul Baloche and Phil Wickham, and nearly all of these songs work. Condrey also has a versatile voice, sometimes sounding like Jon Foreman, and other times, Marc Broussard. There’s not a bad song here, though some are more notable than others. “More Than America” is a wake-up call to the church, informed by Condrey’s cross-cultural experience, while “Joy to Life” is a sweet acoustic love song that’s impossible not to like. More Than I See is a very good album, and since Condrey is only 25, listeners can look forward to his getting even better at his craft as time goes on. Click here to purchase this album.