My buddy Karl over at guitarforworship.wordpress.com just posted a unique post on performance and the difference between “stripped” and simple art compared to playing with all our effects etc…
In the spirit of simplicity, I will keep this post simple and perhaps elaborate my thoughts in a blog after this one.
Okay, one of my new favorite bands is one out of Nashville called Luna Halo. They actually started playing the Christian music scene around ’95 by the name Reality Check. 2 CCM hits later- “Masquerade” and “Know You Better”– and they split. Later, some of them reformed for 2001’s release by Luna Halo “Shimmer.” (side note, I played with their bassists during this time 🙂 ) Now, they are reformed again under the production of Rick Rubin (U2 anybody?) for American Records. Their new single is “Untouchable” and is a kickin’ tune. Check it out:
Now compare the stripped down version, covered by Nashville’s newest sweetheart.
Which do you like best?
What are your thoughts in a worship setting after viewing this?