A year or so ago it seemed as if keyboard driven music was making a comeback in progressive church worship i.e...in churches that stylistically don't sound particularly dated. (That is a WHOLE other post.) Is that fair to say. From my perspective it was encouraged by the success of the last couple of Coldplay albums. But as there has been more time since X&Y was released, It hasn't taken off like I thought it might. Now it looks as if the guitar is stronger than ever in church worship. I see more folks leading from electric guitar now than ever.
Has anybody else been thinking this? I believe that keys will eventually see a resurgence as more writers feature it in recordings. But, it doesn't look like it will happen soon. Maybe the next Coldplay CD will spur it on. I'm not sure I like that. Then again, hasn't every modern worship band been ripping off U2 (I certainly have) with delayed, dotted eighth note guitars for at least the last 6 years?
How do you feel about that?