The production on this album is a departure from the heavy soul and jazz influenced '20/20'; the sound is fresh and diverse. "Limitations" Is a somber song built on mesmerizing guitar strings, while "I Love Music" implements salsa inspired horns into it's sound. On the latter song Trip, along with Sho Baraka, recount the influence music had on their lives growing up. The album of course also has the mandatory concert favorites "No Worries" and the creative "Snitch" which deals with confessing sins to other believers.
An unfortunate aspect of the album is that amidst a ton of innovative production, there are a couple of songs with typical beats. For example "Bear with Em" is a good topical track that provides practical examples of bearing with your brothers and sisters in love. This song suffers however, from a G-Styles beat that sounds like it was from a batch that didn't make it on the Rhema Soul album.
"Twisted" is clearly the resident banger on B2W. The song is based on ------- and seeks to show listeners that anything they have in life even mildly desirable is a gift from God. This song features tight verses from Lecrae and Thi'sl, and an incredible hook courtesy of PRo.
A recurring theme throughout the album is Jesus stepping into time to redeem lives in this fallen world, and His second coming where He will ultimately set all things right. On "Invade" featuring singer J. Paul, Trip discusses the necessity of Christ coming back to save the day. He encourages believers to keep trusting in Christ and eagerly anticipate His imminent return where everything will be returned to proper order.
With 'Between Two Worlds' Trip Lee does much more than just add another solid album to his catalog. He paints a vivid picture of the fallen world that is, and gives brief foreshadows of the world that awaits us. The album properly ends with "The Invasion (Hero)". This is the climax of the album as Trip revels in what Christ has done and dreams about what he has yet to do. Along with singer Jai, believers can bellow "You already saved the day!" and Christ truly has. With his third release, Trip Lee has given believers everywhere a great album to blast in their speakerbox while we wait for the imminent return of Christ.
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Release Date: June 22, 2010
Label: Reach Records
1. Real Life Music
3. Invade ft. J. Paul
5. No Worries
6. Covenant Eyes ft. PRo
7. Life 101 ft. Chris Lee
8. I Love Music ft. Sho Baraka
9. Limitations ft. Leah Smith
10. Yours To Own ft. Jimmy Needham
11. Apathy (Interlude)
12. Twisted ft. Lecrae, PRo, Thi'sl
13. Bear With You ft. Tedashii
14. Show's Over ft. Mitch Parks
15. The Invasion (Hero) ft. Jai
16. My Lord (Bonus Track)