Broken Record, recorded live during an intimate and impactful in-studio session,firmly establishes Greene as one of the preeminent worship leaders of this generation, once again showcasing his ability to curate a collection of songs that evoke corporate and personal communion with God, while simultaneously continuing in the vain of reaching across the faith-based genre “aisles,” in an even larger movement to unite and desegregate the body of Christ.
Broken Record reflects Greene’s omnivorous enthusiasm: He’s composed and co-produced songs that blend the collective vigor of mass choir call-and-response with praise and worship anthems’ unifying swells, singer-songwriter-style confessionalism, and an array of rock, folk, pop, and R&B.
For most of Broken Record, Greene stands alone with his requisite guitar, backed by a trio of dynamic vocal worshippers and a group of profoundly astute musicians. However, in a few noteworthy moments, Greene shares the microphone with various members of his tribe. On “Respond,” his three supporting vocalists each take their turn adding to the song’s beautiful and reassuring refrain. Then, in a much more unlikely turn during “Broken Vessels,” he is joined on vocals by his musicians, as they leave their instruments unattended for a beautiful and vulnerable moment of corporate worship. Lastly, in a clear recording highlight, Greene welcomes Steffany Gretzinger, an equally dynamic and prolific songwriter and worship leader most widely known for her work with Bethel Music, on the ethereal “Good & Loved.”