In a world faced with suffering, division and hate, liturgical band The Brilliance is declaring that – even still – All Is Not Lost, the title of their inspiring sophomore album, set to release January 27, 2017. The New York-based duo, comprised of David Gungor and John Arndt. writes songs for both the church and those feeling spiritually homeless. Their goal is to create music that gives voice to the pain and pleasure of the human experience, providing a sonic invitation that welcomes all people to live fully.
Colored through with intricate string arrangements, All Is Not Lost contains tracks packed with depth as the lyrics honestly tackle issues and struggles impacting culture today. The album features special guest Charles Jones, musical director for Andra Day, while David and John’s voices offer varying perspectives on faith and doubt.
The official video for the album’s single “See The Love,” an anthem of peace and understanding, fittingly released November 9, the day after the US presidential election. The song can be unlocked upon pre-ordering All Is Not Lost. Watch below.
The Brilliance recently launched a podcast, diving into the making of All Is Not Lost, highlighting a different song each week. Recent special guests have included Savannah Guthrie (“TODAY”), Jon Huckins (The Global Immersion Project) and Mike McHargue (“Science Mike”), among others.
All Is Not Lost follows their debut album with Integrity Music, Brother, named Worship Leader’s No. 1 album of 2015.
About The Brilliance
New York-based liturgical band The Brilliance believes that art — in any form — is meant to be savored, experienced and relished. Composed of David Gungor and John Arndt, The Brilliance craft music with this belief in mind, giving listeners time and space to fully soak in the beauty that lies in every lyric and sonic nuance. The duo goes way back, having known each other since childhood and having played together in a variety of bands. Their critically-acclaimed Integrity Music debut, Brother, was a peacemaking opus that introduced the duo’s eloquent use of minimalism in the vein of Sufjan Stevens and Philip Glass to an audience beyond their faithful legion of fans who followed them during their years as an independent band. Worship Leader Magazine named the band’s label debut their No. 1 album pick in 2015. Their second label release All Is Not Lost will be available January 27, 2017.