is a worship collective hailing from Rochester, NY, bringing together a variety of artists from various backgrounds and influences. For their recently released single, they chose a cover of Gungor's "Beautiful Things," with Ian Smith (of Street Side) taking lead vocal duties. Every Knee's take is certainly different from the original. Not only is the music more atmospheric and synthesized, Smith uses his lower range for most of the track. While this artistic choice does make it stand out compared to the original, it makes it harder to picture using this song in a church context. Even covering this song is an interesting choice. Gungor's hit is over a decade old, and while it's certainly still relevant today, listening to it feels more like a throwback than a current piece of worship music. That said, Every Knee's cover is competently done and shows the creative flare this collective contains. For this reviewer, I'm looking to see what else they've got up their sleeves, particularly regarding original songs. If you want to transport yourself back to the 2010s, this cover of "Beautiful Things" will be your ride.
- Review date: 7/13/22, written by John Underdown
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