“Diamond” – Emilia Walasik

Emilia Walasik
(release date: May 13, 2021)

By Robert M. Marovich

Christian singer-songwriter Emilia Walasik could be my sister from another mother.

Like me, she was raised Catholic, is from Chicago, possibly also Polish-American, writes songs, has served as a worship leader, and is drawn to the emotionality of gospel music. But Walasik has done one better: she has converted her songs into recordings.

The melodic and pop-influenced “Diamond” is one of them. Accompanied by strings and keys, Walasik works squarely within the CCM environment. At once a love song, “Diamond” also references the unconditional love that only God can provide.

With a brother born with Down Syndrome, Emilia is an advocate for individuals with disabilities. She is also a trained public speaker for the National Association for Down Syndrome and received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2010 from President Barack Obama.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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