The information presented via the media can be overwhelming. Simply the news alone presents hundreds of headlines, leaving the public to disassemble and dissect multiple stories at any given time. With this in mind, singer/songwriter Eli released his 2001 project, Now the News. The project's songs are drawn from personal news clippings, offering his thoughts and feelings on the stories. The music of Eli, which is acoustic pop and folk, can be compared to that of Rich Mullins, Larry Norman, and Randy Stonehill. His approach is one of frank honesty, yet sincere compassion. Not afraid to tackle tough issues, Eli speaks of subjects ranging from divorce and its effect on the children involved to the pain encountered by war veterans. Songs include "Beggars" and "Never Knew You Looked Like That."
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AllMusic Review by Ashleigh Kittle