This masterpiece by artist Christopher Syncere is the epitome of a millennial’s prayer in these current times. Constantly yearning for God’s hand in our lives to help us combat depression, lust, anger social media, addiction etc; only to understand that He’s been there the whole time. It is us who fail to realize it. This EP is only 5 tracks and 17 minutes yet it’s power packed with reminders not to let the enemy take your fight from you. As 1 John 4:4 says, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
With opening vibes of Mountaintops! reminiscent of Kanye’s “Lost in the World,” this synthesized, groovy tune was the perfect breakout track. The idea of mountain tops reminds of me a lot of Matthew 4:8-9 when Satan tried to give Jesus the kingdoms of this world. Again, it’s empty to have everything of this world, yet void of Christ.
When we can’t find him on the mountaintops of this world, we find ourselves running back to him. “Roadrunner”is the perfect track to go at the devil’s head. This track right here gets you hype! Remember the Roadrunner cartoon? Mans, was really trying to catch the roadrunner but he never could. That’s the enemy tryna put his hands on God’s children. Come on, you can’t, my boy.
In the track Don’t Die we see this conversation between Jesus and Christopher (symbolic of all of us). The love of Christ is evident through this lyrical conversation especially when it seems like no one around you understands.
“Christopher: And don’t you dare come around and try to act like my friend. I been crying out for help for a while now. Grandma told me not to give it up cuz I’m God’s child. I ain’t hear nothing lately, where’s He at now? Got a bright smile, so they think that I’m flourishing. I just put a caption up explaining my depression, still nobody thinks I need a little bit of encouragement. Boy I been hurting, man. Boy I been hurting, man.”
“Jesus: My child, I love you, I love you, I love you! And why you been crying when I been among you and know that I’ll never put anything ever in Heaven and earth for your good if I ain’t want you. And outta that you’ve been drowning in depression…it’s ugly. And I can see you really asking ‘if anyone loves me.” I just need you to trust me, worship, love me.”
After this conversation, we are then led to GLORY!. This track right here, speaks on that real. Many young people are searching for God but don’t know how to find Him because of the examples of the church and everything that surrounds them like police brutality, racism and a dying world. So we turn to everything else that only leads to death.
When he spoke about the dry bones, it was a clear vision of the current state of times. Satan only seeks to destroy the generation of mighty army prophesied in Ezekiel.
Honestly overall, this project is something that you need listen to. Check it out on YouTube and all platforms. Follow Christopher Syncere here on Instagram.
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