JGM Pick of the Week: February 20, 2017

Lynn McCree featuring Judah 1st

Songs that open with hushed piano and vocal never fail to get my attention. Lynn McCree’s “Outpour” got my attention.

It’s a lovely ballad, lovingly sung, a prayer closet pleading to the Lord for a pouring out of blessings. “Pour out your joy / I don’t want to cry no more,” McCree and her Judah 1st singers express.

The song is as passionate and delicate as the blessings they seek, and it feels as if it could even extend beyond its 3:42 length. The production expertly focuses on the singing, with the piano taking a secondary but still important role.

Born in Chicago and living in Detroit, Lynn McCree is an emerging independent artist, but from the way she manages the song’s flow, from quiescent to ebullient, it is clear she has plenty of church-honed experience.

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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