JGM Pick of the Week – June 20, 2022

“He is the King”
M. Cornelius Wyche & Octave Praise
From the Enon Music Group album The Script
(release date: January 14, 2022)
www.enonmusic.com

By Robert M. Marovich

On their latest single, “He is the King,” M. Cornelius Wyche & Octave Praise worship the Lord, who is the antidote for the depression and despondency brought on by the extended pandemic.

Along with featured soloists Dr. Kevin Bond and Pastor Suzie Wright, the choir delivers its worship with heavy harmonies and throaty vibrato, while the rhythm section pounds the beat deep into the earth. Pastor Suzie Wright of Zion Apostolic Christian Memorial Temple takes it home on the wings of no-nonsense evangelistic vocalizing.

A musical tribute to Pastor Timothy Wright and the mass choir sound that once dominated the gospel music charts, “He is the King” is a reminder of the palpable power of a good gospel chorus.

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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