Monae Miller – I’m On My Way (EP)

Monae Miller
I’m On My Way EP
The Gospel Jam 2009
www.monaemiller.com

Earlier this month, TBGB featured the bouncy, tuneful and infectious title track from Kansas-born and Texas-based singer-songwriter Monae Miller’s EP I’m On My Way.

In addition to the title cut, I’m On My Way includes three other songs, two of which are also Miller originals. “Broken” is a smooth, contemporary ballad about God’s healing power over those who lie before Him, broken emotionally and physically. “I Love You” is a simple, piano-dominated praise and worship song co-written with T. Nalls. The song gives Miller space to stretch out her gospel chops while background vocalists keep the riff going, seemingly to infinity.

Miller also adds a jazzy version of Fanny Crosby’s chestnut “Blessed Assurance.”

Monae Miller is a capable vocalist who possesses a very comfortable and lovely voice that fits well with her contemporary songwriting. I’m On My Way is a brief but fine debut with a prophetic title: Miller is clearly on her way.

Four of Five Stars

gPod Picks: “I’m On My Way,” “I Love You”

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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