Blessid Union of Souls
‘The Mission Field’
Christian / Pop/ Rock
By C.W. Ross
Since their start back in the early 90’s the band Blessid Union of Souls’ music has always had a spiritual element found on it but with the release of their latest album, ‘The Mission Field’, they’ve decided to embrace totally the Christian aspect of their music.
Band front man Eliot Sloan had this to say on the subject, “A lot of fans have said this is the perfect transition and I also hope to inspire new listeners as well, but I don’t really think about marketplace or numbers when I’m writing (songs).” The main theme of the album as Sloan puts it is, ‘let’s strap in and really make a daily, conscious effort to follow in Christ’s footsteps.”
Things get started on ‘The Mission Field’ with the up tempo pop track, “Miracles,” that deals with the need to take the time to slow down and look at all of the miracles that are happening all around us that you’ll only be able to see if you have a heart that’s filled with love.
Other up tempo tracks that caught my attention included the guitar lead rock flavored track, “Higher Calling” and the closing number, “Back from the Dead” that deals with re-finding one’s faith.
The album also has several piano lead, more melodic tracks, including the light-pop flavored worship track, “The Only Song” and the passion soaked vocals found in the track, “Healing.”
The music found on Blessid Union of Souls’ new release ‘The Mission Field’ is filled with mature passionate vocals from Eliot Sloan that alone makes it worth buying.