Independent (release date: June 28, 2023)

By Robert M. Marovich

The conviction in Summer Pearson’s voice is palpable on “Safe,” a prayer-closet call for protection and a restoration of faith.

That’s because it’s her testimony. A single mother, Summer wrote the song after recovering from COVID and subsequently surviving a car accident. It’s another example of how the worst of circumstances can produce the finest art.

Award-winning producer and arranger Thomas Hardin Jr. gives crisp production to “Safe,” from its breezy arrangement to the sunshiny background vocals. This is a well-written song with affecting singing.

Summer is from Ellicott City, Maryland, where she is a vocal coach, worship leader, actress, and public speaker.

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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.