Following Starfield's critically-acclaimed self-titled debut comes the band's sophomore effort,Beauty in the Broken, which offers listeners 11 original songs that are packed with energy and positive vibes.
Produced by award-winning producer, Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Steven Curtis Chapman and others) and Matt Bronleewe (Jars of Clay, Natalie Imbruglia), Beauty in the Broken draws listeners closer to God with a collection of songs that help us reflect on own spiritual journey, and at the same time, it shares Starfield's passion and authenticity.
Musically, the overall feel of the project is a worshipful collection with a rock-based edge. There are several strengths, including lead singer Tim Neufeld's empowering and dynamic vocals. The sound is polished, but not so much so that it takes away from what the project has to offer – a relevant and modern rock sound mixed with hopeful tunes that serve as an encouragement to youthful listeners.
One example is the song "My Generation," which talks about how teens and young adults can sometimes use alternates – material things, relationships, etc. as a substitute for God.
My personal favorites are "The Hand That Holds The World," which is a catchy and worshipful pop number that talks about knowing God intimately, and another heartfelt, worshipful song, "Son of God," which features Chris Tomlin.
Beauty in the Broken illustrates that Starfield is bold about their faith, and the songs' messages urge others to do the same.