Ever keen to broaden our musical scope, recent months have seen That Grape Juice venture into a number of new musical landscapes including, most recently, gospel.
Spearheaded by well-received interviews with gospel singers Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker, Twinkie Clark, Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Micah Stampley, Joshua Rogers, Jonathan McReynolds, Tasha Page-Lockhart, and more, TGJ is now offering readers ‘The Overflow’ – a collection of the top gospel-themed news stories from the week.
Tuck in below for jam-packed news on Gladys Knight, Tina Campbell, The Showers, J. Moss, Faith Evans, and more:
Behind the Scenes: Gospel Family Group The Showers Ready New Music Video
Urban inspirational family group The Showers are giving us a visual to accompany their hit gospel single “Better,” written by Deon Kipping. The group shot the music video to their current single this past weekend in their hometown of Hammond, Louisiana. Directed by Joe Mexican, the concept video will feature appearances from entrepreneur, actress and model Kash Howard (Grey’s Anatomy, The Game), actor Amer Baraka (HBO’s ‘Treme’), Orlando Eric Street (‘The Final Destination’, ‘On Angel’s Wings’) and rising young actors Amir Chaney and Titus Showers, Jr.
The Showers jumped onto the national scene in 2013 with their first single “Praise Your Way Through” which peaked at #29 on the Gospel radio chart. The Showers self-titled debut album will hit shelves spring 2015 via A&P Records/Habakkuk Music. The album features production by GRAMMY winner Myron Butler (Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp), Deon Kipping (Marvin Sapp, Dorinda Clark Cole, Jessica Reedy) and Bruce Robinson, Jr (Latice Crawford, Joshua Rogers, Fantasia) with a guest appearance by former Men of Standard member Lowell Pye.
Their current single “Better” (written and produced by Deon Kipping) is trending in the Top-40. If you haven’t heard the song in its entirety, press play below:
Tina Campbell Announces New Solo LP With Event ‘An Evening With Tina Campbell’
To say that we’re excited about this would be an understatement! There are big expectations for the younger Campbell after her older sister, Erica, swept gospel charts with her #1 solo debut ‘Help’ (led by singles ‘A Little More Jesus’ and ‘Help’ featuring Lecrae).
We are excited to see more about the making of Tina’s project and hear new music from her via their WeTV reality show ‘Mary Mary.’
New Song: J. Moss ft. Faith Evans – ”You Make Me Feel”
After thrilling fans with ‘Alright Ok,’ gospel singer/songwriter/producer J Moss returns with new single ‘You Make Me Feel (Holiday)’ featuring R&B diva Faith Evans.
Acting as the third lifted from the singer’s forthcoming studio album ‘Grown Folks Gospel,’ the song sees the vocal powerhouses surprisingly well-paired in a spirited praise session. Moss’ new album will be in stores and online November 25, 2014.
The album is available for pre-order on iTunes now. But, before you head over, hear the song below:
Gladys Knight Returns To Gospel Roots With New Album ‘Where My Heart Belongs’
‘Empress of Soul’ Gladys Knight is looking to extend her reign to gospel it seems with her new album ‘Where My Heart Belongs.’
The R&B icon and 7x Grammy winner returned to her gospel roots via the September-released album that features production from Bebe Winans and more of the genre’s prominent names.
The inspirational, 11-track project also features her critically acclaimed remake of Kirk Franklin‘s ‘Always.’ Hear it below: