JGM Pick of the Week: January 11, 2021

“Forgive Me”
Toneisha Harris
Connected Sound Music Group (release date: October 1, 2020)

By Robert M. Marovich

Toneisha Harris makes as transparent a confession of sin as one is likely to hear on “Forgive Me.”

Harris’s impassioned and melismatic pleas are set to a soulful rhythm section that receives dramatic emphasis from insistent piano triplets. Her mea culpas buckle the walls of her prayer closet.

The runner-up in 2020’s The Voice vocal competition on NBC, Toneisha Harris was first heard by JGM in 2007 as a featured vocalist on Bruce Parham’s single, “Call Jesus.” We called her “spectacular” then and call her “spectacular” now. Je’rrell Moore wrote the song and produces this track to perfection.

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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