Gangai Victor is a worship leader and songwriter from Chennai, India. He is also a well-liked blogger (Votive Praise) and author of ‘The Worship Kenbook’, whose writings are read and shared all over the world. Gangai believes his calling is to make worshippers, which he tries to accomplish through his writings, music and offline training programs.
Gangai Victor’s 6-track EP, “Tuned to the Key of Praise” is a community project produced in collaboration with Indian worship artists Catherine C Harry, Robert Martin, Nora Alexy, Ann Swetha as well as Alastair Vance from the US.
Gangai Victor + Friends do a great job of writing catchy pop-rock songs that reflect the love of the LORD. There is a delicate emotional tilt to this album, as the hope of Christ’s love shines through. The songs are filled with a good uplifting spiritual message. From the emotion-driven, thought provoking, image evoking invitation to praise, of “Tuned to the Key of Praise” to the elegantly sung “Your Grace Is Enough”, to the joyful celebration of “Alive (Easter Song)” the entire EP is masterfully done. A definite must have for your Contemporary Christian music collection. But anyone looking for music with an uplifting message should get this album.
“Tuned to the Key of Praise” reflects a mature yet fresh sound with lyrics that captivate (and ultimately satisfy) your ears and soul. Scripturally based, every song ministers to young and old and grabs you on the inside and won’t let go. I am very passionate about music, and I think worshiping God through song is one of the best ways to get through to him spiritually. Gangai Victor + Friends, who seem to have come out of nowhere – for me anyway – have achieved this here. I was overwhelmed with the melodic beauty of the piano-driven “Stay With Us” as well as “Awake O My Soul” and immediately fell in love with these songs. But the same can be said of the rest of the EP as well.
Gangai Victor + Friends stand atop the newest crop of talented Christian bands in the last year that create inspirational lyrics matched with a fresh sound that withstands many listens. Crisp guitars, shimmering pianos, great rhythms, both female and male harmonic vocals of superb quality; all complete the package to make a fantastically uplifting listen. You will find yourself wanting to play “Tuned to the Key of Praise” over and over. The lyrics hit home and hit the heart to both Christians and non-Christians. The lyrics are inspiring as well as encouraging. We fail so often in our commitment and worship of God, and this album encourages you to search and understand the motives in what you do, and then humbly receive God’s grace!
However, regardless of what type of music you like, just listen. If it’s the right time you will hear the message. You are enough, and you are loved by someone who is larger than this life: someone who you can never let down, someone who will never let you down. Gangai Victor + Friends make that very clear throughout “Tuned to the Key of Praise”.