For fans of Gospel music on a Happy Meal budget or consumers who’d rather test the waters, one track at a time, there’s still great Gospel music in 2014 waiting to be delivered to your desktop or smart phone in single doses.
I’ve singled out my Top 10 songs released this year online from Gospel artists who haven’t yet dropped the full album, leaving us wanting more…if albums are all that count in your world. These ten singles are straight up dimes waiting to be downloaded and played into perpetuity, so read on and then add these songs to your coveted playlist.
Say Yes – Michelle Williams (Entertainment One): This jubilant jam takes the prize. Michelle packed faith and fun into this instant summer winner. Whether you’re American, Jamaican or Nigerian, this trance-inducing number will have you up in an instant.
Alright OK – J Moss (PMG): Jay has finally found the right balance of popular melody and fancy production. This chirpy track for church folks will leave you feelin alright and okay on your darkest days.
Love On The Radio – The Walls Group (RCA): This young posse is poised to make a lot of noise with Kirk Franklin in their camp and a blessed track that bumps like a go-car. Their EP just dropped but the best is still yet to come.
No Greater Love – Smokie Norful (Motown): The man with the silky ballads and golden voice delivers another gem to add to his collection and yours. This single is so warm, so tender, Smokie reminds us of his a special gift to the body of Christ.
Sunday AM – Karen Clark Sheard (Karew): This single is set to repeat mode on Sunday mornings but you’ll likely push play during the week too, as Karen brings back that vintage Clark Sisters sound in just under five minutes flat.
Different – Tasha Page-Lockhart (RCA): The Sunday Best winner shakes and bakes this sweet little number into a delightful single worth all 99 cents of my dollar. With Kirk Franklin at the helm, the album is bound to give more of the same.
Your Destiny – Kevin Levar & One Sound (God Glorified): This inspirational song is my sleeper in the Top 10, guaranteed to awaken your spirit like no other. This powerful track gets off to a super start, maintains a beautiful pace and by the time you’re at the finish line, you’re out of breath in uncontrollable praise.
Better – Jessica Reedy (Purity): Jessica’s mesmerizing voice and awe-inspiring ballad will yield tears of joy and summon sentiments of victory. There’s an album waiting to be unveiled…I can feel it. Bring me more, Jessica !!!
2nd Win – Kierra Sheard (Motown): Somebody ought to say, WINNING !!! This track will have you doin’ the two-step down the church pew. Kierra applies all the production formulas to perfection, you almost forget her stellar vocals.
Amazing – Livre (Glory2Glory): This enthusiastic praise anthem captures the zeal and fervor of Livre. It’s the third and best track to date from this brand new group. Release the album, already !!!!