Fiery Bush – Come Wash Me (new indie Christian worship band)

Fiery Bush is a new independent Christian worship band from Calgary that is working toward an upcoming release of a debut five-song EP of original compositions. While we anticipation of the full release, I’m reviewing their encouraging heartfelt song “Come Wash Me”.

The song opens with strummed acoustic guitar. A clean electric guitar subtly and tastefully joins in the background as the lead vocal commands our attention during the first verse.

You are a God of love
You are a God of mercy
You are a God of forgiveness
You are true and holy

Drums and bass guitar join to add structural energy to the song’s 6/8 cadence during the first bridge…

Come inside and clean me
Take my sin and wash me
Fill me up with Your joy
So I can be dancing

A very subtle string/keyboard sound enhances the atmosphere as layers of vocal harmony blend together beautifully during a short chorus.  The addition of a female vocalist introduces a gentle lush quality to the song in this section.

Come wash me – Come wash me

During the next verse, sparkling tones from an acoustic piano occasionally dance to the forefront of the arrangement but never distractingly.  I’m impressed by the manner in which every instrumental performance here seems carefully disciplined toward the goal of serving the greater whole.  This sounds like a band that has grown accustomed to listening to one another as they perform together – a band that collectively values a shared  message that is much more important than any one individual’s musical contribution. 

I want to be more like You
I want to praise You always
Come take my guilt and shame
Then I can give glory to Your Name

Come inside and clean me
Take my sin and wash me
Fill me up with Your joy
So I can be dancing
Come wash me – Come wash me

Toward the end of the song, there is an instrumental break during which a keyboard string lead is so elegantly mixed into the full wall of sound that listeners are quite likely to look inward, reflecting upon the message before the vocal powerfully returns.

Come inside and clean me
Take my sin and wash me
Fill me up with Your joy
So I can be dancing

Come wash me

When God called Moses to speak to Pharaoh in Egypt, he appeared to him in the form of a burning bush. Burning Bush hopes their music helps you hear and understand important messages of truth from the Lord. Thus the inspiration for their name: Burning Bush!

Keep your eyes and ears open for their debut EP coming soon!

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