The title cut opens the 13-song project, a mid-tempo encourager that features Barnes trading leads with Wanda Barnes Morgan, over an orchestrated track that brings in Gospel harp maestro, Jeff Majors. The song reminds us that we'll make it "to the other side".
Barnes and choir revisit the old Doris Akers classic, "Ask What You Will", delivering their lyrics about prayer over a looping, brass-laden track that gets the feet going. The Red Budd Gospel Choir does the rhythmic call-and-response thing with Barnes starting half-way through the cut, and riding it out to the end.
Lisa Barnes takes the mic on Luther Barnes' smooth ballad, "He's Holy and Righteous". Blessed by a simple and catchy melody, the song glides into praise and worship with ease. Deborah Barnes Renfrow guests on "We Lift Your Name Forevermore", a mellow duet with Luther Barnes that also features Marcus Anderson on saxophone. On "Isaiah 25", Barnes takes the prophetic word and puts it to song in a choir-only arrangement.
The tempo picks up on "There's Nobody Else Like Him", with its combo of danceable and traditional vibes. Strings surround "Spirit Fall Down", a beautiful choir cut featuring Wanda Barnes Morgan, who soars high over the mass vocals and the sustained, flowing strings that anchor the song.
With Somehow, Someway, Luther Barnes and the Red Budd Gospel Choir continue in their habit of putting quality projects into the hands of the masses.
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— reviewed by Stan North —
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