Friday, July 1, 2011


Artist- Group1Crew

Album- Outta Space Love

Album length- 50 mins

Record label- Fervent Records/Word

iPod Pick- Need Your Love

Wow! That’s the word that best defines Group1crew’s brand new full effort. The album kicks off with the electrified ‘Live it up’ which is sure to get you moving. Blanca’s voice is so refined so is the guys’ rap. ‘Need your love’ is that song you would just love to groove to every now and then. The songs talks about how we just can't survive without God’s love. The comparisons of God’s love to ‘rain on dry days’ and ‘ the oxygen I need to breathe’ would keep you saying a prayer as your groove to the beats. It’s all soulful worship on ‘walking on the stars’. The amazing  TobyMac is featured on the thoughtful ‘Let’s Go’ which is a wake up call. ‘There’s never a right time to get up and live life. . . . So take what’s you’ve been given and make time to turn someone’s day bright. . . The future’s what we make . . .’ This 'change' anthem is followed by the grunge styled ‘lean on me’ with rap calling out to a friend who has been through some hard times. ‘ when everybody fades away . . . remember I am here to stay’. The next song ‘ Beautiful’ is an album highlight. It’s indeed a beautiful song and Blanca’s ad-lib shines through.

The rest of the album ( Transcend, Outta space love, Manipulation, Breakdown) are party ready tracks with spiritual truth embedded with. Not neglecting the cool rap tunes about surrender  ( Please don’t let me go, Control )which also are very cool tunes. ‘Wait’ talks about patience in relationships and it has this Motown throwback. Beautiful concept!

All in all, Group1crew’s latest project is an amazing ride you don’t want to miss. Next time you stop at the music store you better grab ‘outta space love’, it’s your ticket for this out of space ride.

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