CD Review: "Radiate"

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Music, Movies & Events

 Radiate    Singer-songwriter Tricia Brock takes a package full of new songs to her West Michigan concert March 29 at Kent City Baptist Church (details below).
     Best known for her time as lead singer of the inspirational pop-rock band Superchick (which officially broke up last year), Brock has a new solo effort that shines with pop beats and ballads, largely targeted at young women.
     Many of the tunes, such as the up-tempo “Mirror, Mirror” and the ballad “Daughter of a King,” touch on themes of positive self-esteem and the overarching love of God.

     The tune “Difference” includes the lyric, “You can’t make a difference without being different.”

     Brock released an independent worship album as Superchick wound down, but this is her first full-fledged pop effort; co-written and produced by her husband Nick Baumhardt, guitarist in the Christian band Stellar Kart.

     There’s more pop and less rock than in her Superchick days.

     The title track jumps with a disco-synth feel, and the thumper “Good To Be A Girl” features some added electronic effects.

     Featuring a praise lyric in a pop tune setting is the song “Everything But Loss.”

     Brock does add a mix of folk-touch-of-country on “Without You” and offers her album-closing, keyboard and strings power ballad, the declarative “What I Know.”

     Tricia Brock performs at 6 p.m. Sat. March 29 in Kent City Baptist Church, 400 W. Muskegon St., Kent City.

Opening the concert is the winner of a “Battle of the Bands” contest held the previous night. Advance tickets $10, available at, 800-965-9324.

Artist: Tricia Brock
Title: “Radiate”

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Terry DeBoer
Writer: West Michigan Christian News August 2011 – Present (1 year 6 months) Monthly publication and web site with news, features, and information of interest to the West Michigan Christian community Feature writer: Muskegon Chronicle April 1996 – Present (16 years 10 months) Writer: Kalamazoo Gazette July 1991 – Present (21 years 7 months) beat includes convering contemporary Christian and Gospel music feature writer Grand Rapids Press May 1988 – Present (24 years 9 months)

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