JGM Pick of the Week: November 11, 2019

“Leave It Alone”
Alvin Darling
From the Emtro Gospel CD Leave It Alone
(release date: September 20, 2019)

By Bob Marovich

From singer, songwriter, pastor, and Stellar and Dove Award nominee Alvin Darling comes “Leave It Alone,” a quartet-flavored roof-raiser.

The verses string together familiar church aphorisms while the chorus sums it up: “God can fix it better than you can.”

An agreeable lead vocal with ample support from background vocalists and musicians evoke Darling’s zesty 2003 album, Waiting Right Here. His foundation in quartet and Pentecostal music is evident throughout the single, which is short and simple but effective.

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.