Joshua’s simultaneous satisfaction in and longings for his Redeemer take the forefront in these songs—they forego what is expected of a modern worship chorus, and instead tread to deeper waters. In a diverse sonic landscape of everything from Black Gospel to Punk to electronically influenced Indie Rock, he weaves images of bride and feast, sojourners and shores, hope in pain, all across the canvas of the Gospel. These are unapologetically Cross-centered, hope-awaiting works. And while their lyricism may not draw from the same wells as is common in contemporary worship, they are still fully intended for the Church to sing together—that we might better know Him, love Him, and stir in affection towards Him. To explore the marriage of meaningful art with Spirit-filled worship—to the delight of the King, and His satisfaction of us. This is art as catalyst for adoration.
Leventhal is American-born but has spent most of his life in Canada. He is based in Vancouver BC and is the Senior Worship Leader at Village Church.