“I’ve Got to Win”
From the EARS Entertainment Group
I’ve Got to Win 2.0 (EP, released August 24, 2017)
By Bob Marovich
“I’ve Got to Win” is Tonya Lewis-Taylor at her most expressive.
This slow burner of a title track is a modified and more radio-ready version of the title track and emotional highpoint of her 2014 live album, Delayed but Not Denied.
Like its predecessor, the inspirational “I’ve Got to Win” benefits from delicate musical accompaniment that provides Lewis-Taylor ample room to emote about how she has persisted in her journey despite almost insurmountable odds. A group of background vocalists offer support as she steadily builds towards an emotional conclusion that feels less like a resolution than a “to be continued.”