(World Magazine) Dove-award winning artists Michael and Lisa Gungor—whose "Dry Bones" and "Beautiful Things" became worship anthems across the country—are known for creating a supple pop-eclecticism that transcends traditional genre limitations while maintaining Christian themes. But their latest work reveals a band transcending not just musical genres but religious ones—wandering away from a biblically defined Christianity to a land twixt and tween.
In an interview with the Oakland Press, Michael Gungor explained that somewhere late in 2012, "I lost my metaphysic, if you will." A pastor's son from Wisconsin, Gungor began questioning long-held religious beliefs. The emerging uncertainty comes through clearly in the band's 2013 release I Am Mountain. Amidst new heights of musical sophistication—where beautiful string and horn arrangements sweep over luxurious grooves—the lyrics reveal a new murkiness.