“One Step Closer”
DiVine of Annapolis
From the CD One Step Closer (release date: September 20, 2022)

By Robert M. Marovich

No, it’s not a cover of the Duncanaires of Chicago’s jazzy 1963 single, but a no-holds-barred quartet pewburner by DiVine of Annapolis.

The female gospel quartet has been recording for nearly a decade, and their professionalism shows on this title track from their new album. The ladies sing enthusiastically about being “one step closer to heaven,” but the tempo makes it feel as if they are strutting to heaven.

The verses are percussive tongue-twisters, but by the vamp, the group is in full call-and-response, effortlessly navigating their way upward. Dynamic.

One Comment

  1. Vanessa Addison January 24, 2023 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Divine Annapolis have such an Angelic voice, their ministry reaches all. One Step closer to heaven, witnessing their personal relationships and testifying through songs, All I want to do is to be pleasing in your sight, Send Judah First and many many more songs reaching the hearts of those who are lost and those who are saved. In Jesus Name. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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Written by : 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.