Exclusive Premiere: Erica Campbell (From Mary Mary) – ‘A Little More Jesus’ {First Solo Single}

Published: Tuesday 23rd Apr 2013 by Sam

With fresh year comes fresh goals; and for Mary Mary star Erica Campbell “solo success” is one of hers.

Still going strong with sister Tina as part of the Grammy winning duo, Erica is stepping out alone for a solo side-project — the first single of which receives its exclusive online premiere on That Grape Juice.

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Titled ‘A Little More Jesus’, the funky cut sees Campbell once again remind that Gospel needn’t be tedious nor tiresome. Instead, the track is full of flavour and fuses the best aspects of the genre with a contemporary kick.

Fans fearing a break-up should fret not. Reliable sources (as well as Campbell herself) confirm that Mary Mary are still very much a unit and are presently shooting season 3 of their hit WE tv reality show.

For now, though, take a listen to ‘A Little More Jesus’ below…

Look out for Erica’s as-yet-untitled solo album, set for release on My Block Records / eOne Music, later this year.

In the here and now,though, let us know what you think of the track below…

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  1. T April 23, 2013

    What love about it is that it sounds nothing like something Mary Mary would do. Love the old country feel of the record. As I was listening to the song I began to visualize the video which could really give the song something a little extra if executed correctly.

    Do I think this should serve as a first single? NO, nevertheless I do think it had a single potential just not first.

    Side note: I’ve always thought Erica held back a little on stage and Tina really took control of it. It will really be something to see a performance of this song.

    • pat April 23, 2013

      are you serious? it sounds exactly like something the duo would do….it’s cool but only makes me misses Tina’s range and power on a song

      • Tina April 24, 2013

        I agree with Pat!

      • Matthew Charlery-Smith April 26, 2013

        I agree…to a degree. This is the kind of thing Mary Mary would do, the opening track of their “Something Big” album was akin to this.

        While it’s true Tina has the superior range her voice is no more powerful than Erica’s. Both have a strong, robust tones, Erica, as an Alto, more so.

        The song fails to add something to the Gospel music scene we haven’t already heard. There was a time when MM’s music seemed fresh and original, now it seems they are re-hashing Contemporary Christian Music gimmicks and cliches with this “Get up and praise Him” music. Guaranteed to get people excited but not necessarily going to add substance to their spiritual walk.

        Anyway, let’s keep them in prayer!

  2. MRS CARTER LOVER April 23, 2013

    NOBODY CARE

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) April 23, 2013

      Why be rude??

  3. eric April 23, 2013

    I think there could be a little more added to the chorus, but I like the sound of the song.

  4. Credit April 23, 2013

    I’m sad to see them go solo, even if it’s temporary. I like how this song doesn’t stray too far from the traditional gospel sound. I dont like when gospel singers feel the need to go contemporary in order to compete with secular music. I thoroughly enjoyed this.

    • Adrian June 9, 2013

      Exactly! I don’t need to see them dressing up like aliens and having face paint all over the place. This generation needs this brand of gospel MORE than any generation before so I find it fitting that she stick to the true roots of the genre. This is not to say anything against artists who experiment with their sound, but there is a certain amount of passion that comes along with live instrumentation and raw vocals! Glory to God!

  5. king z April 23, 2013

    I love the lyrics…really real. At first i wasnt feelin it but i can tell this is a grower! Go head on miss erica

  6. Lissi April 23, 2013

    Love the song. Have been a fan of Mary Mary for years, and am glad to see Eric follow her solo dream. Just dont walk away from Mary Mary!!!

    That would be sad.

  7. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) April 23, 2013

    I’m not going to lie, I was hoping for something more contemporary in sound, more R&B but she killed it regardless! She has the softer tone which is perfect for this song. Well done Erica!

  8. Dee April 23, 2013

    It’s okay, I don’t think it’s a smash hit!!

  9. yA April 23, 2013

    I saw her and tina on the view they were really good showing out ya kno

  10. Sterling Infinity (The New Prince) April 23, 2013

    This is a yes! The lyrics are amazing and simple. I love that it’s reminding me of Ms Hawkins. Congrats U have a hit, her and her husband art a great pair. I’m also happy that Mary Mary are still together. Playing one more time

  11. Tracy April 24, 2013

    Nothing special its ok wouldn’t have choose it for single but ok

  12. Lilchrchgurl April 27, 2013

    … Needs a little more Tina:/

  13. Guest April 28, 2013

    I need just a little more contemporary feel… Warryn’s new school formula and production with their soulful down home voices has worked this far if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. this would be a good praise break or interlude but not a hit song. If I want traditional gospel I’ll listen to Shirley ceasar, tramaine Hawkins, the Clark sisters I need Erica to give me the fresh new contemporary gospel I’ve come to love from her. That’s how she moves people. Just like the episode of the Mary Mary reality show when she did how sweet the sound and sang the classic song and the crowd seemed distracted, she sang yesterday and they ate out the palm of her hand…

    • Big Fan May 30, 2013

      I totally agree with this post. It covers all of the points that I would make about the song. Just too old fashion for me. She’s a “modern” Christian woman and that should be reflected in her songs. I can’t imagine that her husband produced and approved this song for her “debut” release. It’s a looooooooooong way from “Go Get It”. I pray she will regroup and return to what’s gotten her so far—-her connection with her sister. All things are possible through Christ so I pray that she finds her niche, which will cause a connection to her core fans. This song just doesn’t do it for me, but I still love ya E. Now, “Go Get Your Sister!”

      • ERICA May 31, 2013

        URRMMM……her sister dont want to work….SO GO ERICA!!! GREAT JOB.

  14. Melody May 5, 2013

    First, let me just say, I’m a Mary Mary fan. However, I don’t think anything is wrong with Erica venturing out- I just hope she doesn’t leave altogether. Secondly, no disrespect, but this sounds like something you put out b/c you need a song out. It’s not that it was bad, just not really a single. With that said, the most important thing is that it talks about Jesus. I just think musically, it needed a little more. :0)

    • Lacey November 11, 2013

      I’m sorry i think this song is perfect for single I’m sick of
      how so much new gospel today sounds so much like a hip hop r&b song i sometimes have to listen hard to hear the words to remember it’s a gospel song i know they re trying to reach young people but it’s time to get back to the roots of gospel

  15. lisa May 24, 2013

    This song is very simple in lyrics but powerful in content. With the right promotion, video ,and of course help from God, this song will be a hit. I didnt think walking should have been the first song either but,it was a huge hit. To all the people who says this song needs more Tina must not have the ability to understand this is a solo effort. This is mrs,erica campbell solo, if it had more Tina ….what would be the need in putting out a solo record?

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