“Live Again”
Kelontae Gavin
From the Marquis Boone Enterprises LLC / RCA Inspiration album Testify (single release date: March 10, 2023)

By Robert M. Marovich

In the spirit of overcoming that forms the thematic basis of his forthcoming album, Testify, Kelontae Gavin covers Jekalyn Carr’s optimistic anthem “Live Again.”

Carr’s trademark affirmations of becoming better, greater, and stronger after surviving a test jibe with Gavin’s own philosophy of life. And like Carr, he gives his whole being over to the melody, shouting, squalling, and launching falsetto notes as he revels in the ecstasy of victory. The explosion of sound is a musical manifestation of the message.

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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.