MC’s Song Of The Week #38: “Crowns & Thorns (Oceans)” by KB

Hello, I’m MusiCommentator, and for my 38th edition of Song Of The Week, I will be discussing “Crowns & Thorns (Oceans)”, by KB

I had my friend show me this song a few weeks ago, and I was very surprised with all the twists and turns this track took. I knew of KB for a while, but this is one of the first songs I have actually heard from him, and if this is an indicator of what his other music sounds like, then I will have to check out some of his albums soon. But for now, let’s just focus on this song.

The song starts out very slow and low-key, interpolating the third verse from the classic, contemporary Christian song “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong UNITED. The songs brings you in with its soothe, calming lyrics and vocals, but it starts to become a roller coaster once the ominous piano keys come in. I remember this really catching me off guard the first time I heard this song, and I was incredibly taken aback once the rapping started. It is something you never expect the first time you’re listening to this song! KB’s lyrics center mainly about his relationship with God, a little on how he got there, and some other common Christian song themes. There are not too many standout lryics, as most of them follow modern trends in contemporary Christian music (except for the clever “He’s still shining if I’m jacked for every nickel, son” line), but I mainly like this song for its presentation and execution. With the swells of the beat and powerful vocals from singer Taya Smith, this song becomes incredibly epic, almost like it belongs in an action movie. It feels especially powerful when the trap beat meshes with the powerful notes of Taya in the chorus. This might be the track for you if you are looking for a song with great motivation and inspiration behind it, or even if you like your songs to feel like huge, orchestral experiences.

Thank you for reading my 38th “Song Of The Week”!  If you liked this post, make sure to follow my website, Twitter, and Instagram, like this post, and be sure to check in soon for future content.  Also, if you have something you want to see me review, tell me in the comments.  Until then, keep on listening to good music! I know I will.


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