At the risk of stereotyping, most Christian pop music tends to be upbeat. There is a fair bit of exuberance and praise. My experience is that its goal is frequently to pummel the listener into some sort of emotional catharsis, principally achieved by loud repeated choruses, which might be musically effective but leave a lot to be desired lyrically. And because the music makes people feel some sort of release, they attribute that to a spiritual experience.
In contrast to that possibly unfair stereotype, Harrison Lemke earns his catharsis with blood, sweat, toil, and tears. His most recent album, Thy Tender

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