Regarding The Sunrise, Chris Hillman of the Byrds remarks, "sweet, melodic and moving, just a few words to describe The Sunrise. The joy of music lives in our hearts and souls, one of many gifts bestowed by our Lord and so beautifully conveyed by The Sunrise band."
The Sunrise's sound has been compared to 'a Christian Wilco' and the White Stripes by Jesusfreakhideout.com; while our songwriting has been compared to '70's Paul McCartney, Seals & Crofts, Don McLean and Todd Rundgren by Goldmine Magazine.
Christianity Today Magazine called The Sunrise's debut album, Spread The Word, "a fine album with pointed lyrics addressing romantic love, social justice, pride, emotional abuse, spiritual transformation and even an altar call."
Interestingly, in 2010, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland said The Sunrise "sounds like Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young and Jesus."
This would prove to be an astute foresight, as we are blessed to have Crosby Stills Nash & Young drummer Joe Vitale as a special guest on the title track of our second album, We Have Not Heard.
In addition, the amazing guitar work of Phil Keaggy graces the first three tracks of our 2012 sophomore release; We Have Not Heard, Judgement Day, and Like The Sunrise.