After 7 years, the band Audio Adrenaline has come out of retirement, sporting a number of roster changes, not the least of which is the introduction of new lead singer Kevin Max (formerly of DC Talk).  Regardless of many new faces, one thing has remained constant: the focus and fervor to share the message of Jesus Christ.  Their latest release, Kings and Queens is no exception.

One thing that sets Audio Adrenaline apart from other bands in the industry is their desire to put the songs they sing into action. In 2004 the band founded a project in Haiti called the Hands and Feet Project which saw them build an orphanage for the Haitian children.  Audio Adrenaline’s passion for the orphaned is still very evident with the title track “Kings and Queens”.  With haunting lyrics in opening lines which ask questions such as, “will we leave behind the innocent too brief?…” and truths that say, “These could be our daughters and our sons…”; to a chorus that speaks the truth of what can be when we love the least in our world as Christ has. Audio Adrenaline has definitely answered the call.

 Overall, Kings and Queens, is an easy listen, with smooth and memorable vocal stylings of lead singer Kevin Max and pop-rock upbeat musical arrangements.  The band definitely has a new sound with the noticeable change in vocals/stylings of Kevin Max, but they are true to form as CCM artists and expect them to tour both the old and new songs alike.

A few personal favorites from this album are, “King of the Comebacks”, “Change my Name”, and “The Answer”.  This is certainly an album that does not disappoint the listener. It will be exciting to see what comes of this re-introduction as a band and how they gel as a team, writing songs for the Kingdom and continuing to live out their faith for the least of these.

Reviewed by Kerri Thomson (@kerrithomsonMM)

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