It’s not every day that we hear a new band with an incredible sound and truly a powerful, life-changing message. So I’m excited about the national debut of the ALLAN SCOTT and his premiere release, “Perfect Love”. The band hails from right here in the State College, PA area. Lead vocalist and rhythm guitar is Allan Scott, lead guitar and backup vocals is Hayden Miller, bass Ray Ceglar, drums Caleb Bush and the newest addition to the group is Blake Bratton, keyboards (not pictured).
With all original music, the band brings a great sound with passionate vocals and a sharp, catchy pop sound that will find you worshiping our great God of grace. The band has been phenomenally blessed to have the talent of Nashville-based producer Scotty Davis (who co-wrote the 2010 Song of the Year by the band Kutless, “What Faith Can Do“). Every song on the band’s new EP release “Blameless and Free” positively sizzles.
The great thing about this band, though, is their lyrics. Allan Scott has penned the music for all three of the songs on the EP. I’ve known Allan for years and I can testify how the message of God’s radical grace has had a profound impact on his life and ministry. That passion to communicate the grace of God and the sufficiency of Christ shines through the words of “Perfect Love”:
Christ is joy, Christ is peace
He is not far away
There’s nothing more our hearts could need
He lives in us today
Perfect love, perfect love
Lives inside, We are made complete
Perfect love. perfect love
Christ alive, Alive in you and me
Lyrics like that are desperately needed in the church today. Often, the message we hear today is “try harder”, “you’re not good enough”, “we are all sinful creatures”. It all sums up to Christian-centered (instead of Christ-centered), performance-based (instead of grace-based), law-based so-called “Christianity”. Such a wrong message has left many in the church hopelessly in bondage to self and sin, of little use to the Kingdom.
Then there’s the powerhouse grace message of Allan Scott.
His songs positively shine with the sufficiency and power of God’s amazing grace and Christ in us the hope of glory.
I believe the church is hungry for the message that Allan Scott brings.
Check out the band’s website here. You can hear for yourself the difference of the Allan Scott!
The Allan Scott: Fresh Sound, Fresh Grace! by Mark VanOuse, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.