JGM Pick of the Week: November 27, 2017

“I Am Triumphant”
Michelle Brooks-Thompson (2017)

By Bob Marovich

On her new single, “I Am Triumphant,” gospel songstress Michelle Brooks-Thompson and her background singers console those who feel defeated by letting them know they are already winners.  Their victory is already in the bag, through Christ Jesus.

After the collective establishes the song’s premise, the BGVs maintain the mantra while Michelle breaks loose to weave a vocal tapestry of evangelistic passion, which includes a stave-soaring high note just before the song enters its cool down mode.

Speaking of triumphant, Michelle, who was a finalist on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, recently won the top prize at the 2017 Amateur Night at the Apollo. Congratulations!

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.