Reviewed by Lisa Lickel
Love Is Waiting by Danen Kane
"Recommended for those who enjoy quieter background-type music with nice guitars and gentler rhythms."
I was excited at the opportunity to review Love Is Waiting by Danen Kane. Kane is a Wisconsin boy and generously supportive of InterVarsity, and my youngest son is president of his chapter fan club.
I listened to the whole album several times. The lyrics and music are muted, in minor keys, fragile feeling even when enthusiastic. After the third time I pulled out the words to the songs so I could follow better.
“Every Day” is my favorite. With a swinging rhythm, it’s
a prayer, a plea, a hope and a praise.
Kane’s tone is very similar throughout, and the songs often have a very similar overall sound. Since there’s little turn-around time between cuts, I occasionally missed when we passed from one tune to the next. "Alive" is one tune that strays out of the quietude.
I found Love Is Waiting peaceful, inspirational music. With the amount of bridge material and changing pace it’s a sing-along for only the heartiest of fans. I found myself humming along with excerpts of some of the songs like “Kneel down/feel the crown/don’t want to hear the sound,” until I realized the words were, “No, I don’t want to hear the sound of souls screaming out for a love unfound.”
Love Is Waiting is not necessarily praise music, easy-to-sing choruses or Scriptural music. It’s a contemporary social observation: “wasting away, too lazy for faith” in “Take It All”; or “Everyone has tasted of Abandon" in "Forgive.”
While it’s not my personal favorite type of music, Kane’s
fans will certainly find a great add to their collections and enjoy a few
new favorites. “You Came For Me” is a great tune to end this
soft collection. Recommended for those who enjoy quieter background-type
music with nice guitars and gentler rhythms.
Lisa Lickel lives in Wisconsin with her high school teacher husband in a 150-year-old Great Lakes ship captain's house. She is active in more than one historical society, belongs to writing and reading clubs and is the editor in chief of Creative Wisconsin, the magazine of Wisconsin Regional Writers. A graduate of the Christian Writer's Guild, she has written newspaper features and magazine articles, radio theater, and authored several inspirational novels. Find her online at http://lisalickel.com, http://wisconsinauthorreview.blogspot.com, http://reflectionsinhindsight.wordpress.com, and Facebook.