Waiting for the Sky to Fall
Mercy Rising is all about impact. They're quickly becoming recognized as one of the most promising up-and-coming bands in the Christian music scene, and they've solidified that right with this debut studio album, 'Waiting for the Sky to Fall.' The record is a unique collection of 10 guitar-driven rock worship songs that will have you singing all day long. They've assembled an exciting and pleasing blend of tunes that will leave you wanting more. But you don't have to listen long to realize that this record is about much more than just making music. The big idea behind this album is that we each have a responsibility to care for our neighbors who are in need; the hurting, the broken, and the searching. The record is busting at the seams with the message of the hope and love of Jesus Christ. To Mercy Rising, that's what it's all about. The four members of the band each come from varied musical backgrounds, and that becomes pleasantly clear as you listen to the tracks on this album. Histories and influences in rock, pop, blues, jazz, classical, country and folk music come together surprisingly well. The result is a record full of catchy songs that truly are unique. Mercy Rising has certainly created their niche in the Christian music market. Each songs on this album explores a different aspect of our mission as a part of the human race. While one song might proclaim the majesty, beauty and authority of God, another might question why we waste time when so many people around us are in need? One song paints a picture of Heaven, while another raises the question of how we as broken people could possibly deserve mercy. To say that this record asks the hard questions is an understatement. In the end, though, 'Waiting for the Sky to Fall' leaves the listener with a renewed sense of purpose and hope. For Jimmy McLoud, Sam Easton, Chris Pruitt and Mark Heddleson, that's what it's all about. They describe themselves as 'ministers first, musicians second.' Their passion for spreading the message of the hope of Jesus Christ is crystal clear. They are dedicated to walking the road that has been placed before them. They've shared the stage with several major recording artists, and now, touting a record full of catchy original songs, they're already attracting the attention of some of the biggest names in the Christian music industry. At the end of the day, they'll tell you, that's all well and good, but it's all about much more than that. One thing is for sure: they don't sit still. Their message is one that they live out. It's clear on their faces and in their voices, particularly on this record. Whether they're on the stage, in the studio, or just relaxing with friends and fans, it's obvious that impact is more than just a word to Mercy Rising. It's a mission.