JGM Pick of the Week: October 10, 2016

missy-billups“Walking in Victory”
Angela “Missy” Billups
E’Mazin Entertainment (2016)

New York-based singer Missy Billups returns to her traditional roots on her latest single, “Walking in Victory.”

This uptempo call-and-response piece, which Billups introduced at gospel conventions this summer, contains a calypso-sounding chorus that offers a vivid image of Billups strutting across the platform in a victory walk.

Traditional soul notwithstanding, the song wears a contemporary vibe as Billups exuberantly celebrates spiritual release and declares victory over her family and her future.  I personally enjoy when Missy puts the P&W aside and gets her old school on, as she does on “Walking in Victory.”

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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