Saturday, 30 November 2013 15:43

"Alright" - Bryan Popin ft. Tamela Mann

On "Alright," the latest single from Bryan Popin, he takes us to church. The big voice, the choir, the applause, the praise and worship all rolled into a song that beckons to the root of gospel; it's as inspirational as it is soulful. 

Lyrically the song is about getting through, about being alright, with the help of Jesus. And it's his guest vocalist, Tamela Mann, that provides the emotional center and soul-stirring inspiration that makes us believe it's gonna be alright.

This is one of those songs that calls for hand-waving in church or for the church clap. As a matter-of-fact, it made me want to get up and go to church tomorrow. And that's something I rarely do. This is a stellar performance from both Popin and Mann.

 

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Monday, 18 November 2013 21:59

"Believe" - Rachel Marie

Rachel Marie has two songs available on Soundcloud. Her single "High" and the R&B infused gospel song "Believe." 

I've choosen to review "Believe" - it's sweet, sincere, and sung effortlessly. Over beat that's intent on making you groove to its sound, Marie declares her belief in a Higher Power. It's the type of song meant to be bring spirituality to a wide audience, and cater to those who prefer Mary Mary to the more traditional gospel songs.

"Believe" me, Marie has nailed it. Favoring lower tones, and careful not to oversing, she embues afffection for faith and an affirmation for God. She's done a great job - I played the song five times in a row - and she should be proud of her work here. 

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