Jeff Anderson Bibliography: (click on each album cover to view tracks and Jeff Anderson lyrics)
Jeff Anderson Biography
Jeff Anderson knew what he was called to do at the age of sixteen. He was at a Steven Curtis Chapman concert, and during the performance he felt a burden for the church and the need to bring them "in the presence of the Lord, regardless of denomination." Too many churches were splitting over nitpicking, and too many people were forgetting something that really matters: worship.
In the years to follow, Anderson would lead worship at a service at the Vineyard Church in Columbus, Ohio. Eventually he began to craft original material and played them at church, which seemed to be received well enough to make a seven song EP.
Anderson also became good friends with Gotee Record's John Reuben and they would constantly swap music with each other. Reuben enjoyed the music so much that it finally came to the point where he was phoning Gotee's founder tobyMac everyday, bugging him to listen to it too. Once Toby got hooked the label contact was set, and now Jeff Anderson's debut album hit store shelves on March 15th, 2005. Originally titled "Open My Eyes," the eleven track album got a facelift and a new name before it released - only now titled "Seamless."
Jeff Anderson showcases songs of praise-tinged songwriting doused with an inventive direction, bringing a sort of unity to the "singer/songwriter" and "worship leader" labels. After signing with Gotee Records, plans were soon made to release an EP and to get Anderson out on the road but, after hearing the compelling compositions being brought to the table, the EP concept soon grew into a full-length release.
Much of the excitement surrounding the debut release stems from the title cut, Open My Eyes. The track blends yearning vocals with progressive pop akin to the creative likes of Coldplay or Keane. Such a passionate, Brit-rock flavoring peppers the remainder of the record, which features nine other vertically focused cuts.
Anderson's songs here don't really lend themselves to corporate worship. But the vertically focused lyrics do draw hearts to God, and are written with enough intelligence and heartfelt honesty to be palatable to Christians and seekers alike.