“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.”