Artist: Jerome Madigan
Title: Instructions for Deconstruction
Style: Modern Worship
Jerome Madigan grew up in a musical family and started to sing and play guitar at the age of 13. He also has been involved with several different Christian bands ( Echoplex, Nifty Tom 50) over the years. He put out his first solo EP, Waiting in Line in 2006. Now this worship pastor is back with his first worship album, Instructions for Deconstruction.
Madigan had the chance to debut Instructions for Deconstruction earlier this year when he was the opening act for a Lincoln Brewster performance.
This album is filled with eleven tracks, although only ten of them are listed on the CD’s track list. I guess that track-11, “Beautiful” is more of a bonus track.
Madigan wrote all of the songs found on this release so you get a good feel for where his heart is in service to the Lord. He writes lyrics, that while filled with hope, are not just a bunch of fluff. He doesn’t write songs only about the good times, he also relates the fact that sometimes we can go through some pretty deep valleys in our walk with the Lord.
What you’ll find in the songs found on Instructions for Deconstruction are lyrics that are raw with passion sung by Madigan. You also find a mixture of more melodic modern worship songs along with all out rocking ones.
The album kicks-off with one of those rocking track, “King of Glory.” This upbeat worship rocker is filled with shouts of hallelujah to a glorious God.
Some other tracks that caught my ear were, “No One Higher” a song that offers up an interesting beat and catchy melody that sings praise to Jesus Christ. “The Sounds of Freedom,” talks about being a beacon of light set against a light rock modern worship beat. I also liked the last track, “Beautiful” an acoustic guitar ballad that’s filled with lyrics of hope for the lost and backslidden.
Instructions for Deconstruction is a very well done, tight sounding, release that works so well on many different levels.