JGM Pick of the Week – October 24, 2022

“Jesus I’ll Never Forget”
Zak Williams & 1/Akord feat. Lowell Pye
Enon Music Group (release date: October 7, 2022)

By Robert M. Marovich

Lowell Pye shouts and squalls like a veteran quartet lead on “Jesus I’ll Never Forget,” the new single from Zak Williams & 1/Akord. It makes sense, as Pye was a member of the contemporary gospel quartet Men of Standard.

Recorded live in Philadelphia, the song benefits from Zak & 1A’s thunderous delivery, which evokes something of a 1990s-vintage Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir. The team puts a funky shoulder-shaking rhythm to the old congregational chestnut as Pye delivers a robust vocal from beginning to end.

The single is from Zak Williams & 1/Akord’s forthcoming album, due to hit the streets in 2023.

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.