GStar Entertainment (release date: January 27, 2017)
By Bob Marovich
Biblical references about Jesus’s miracles abound in this up-tempo selection, especially his raising up of Lazarus, whose emergence from the darkness of death into the light of life is a metaphor for singer Marnae Greenhill’s personal rescue “from a dark place.”
The Baltimore native gives the song a decent, energetic reading, as befits the subject matter. The recording would have been better without the over-caffeinated electronic burbles and a more strategic use of the background vocalists, all of which enthuse over Greenhill’s overcoming but too often overshadow the vocalist.