After a two-year recording layoff, the sisters Campbell return with their fifth release titled The Sound a concept album of sorts, its entirety fashioned in the sound of a radio station, complete with inter-track drops and station IDs.
The 12-track offering from Mary Mary sees the dynamic duo continue to develop musically and lyrically. They continue their career-long production partnership with Warryn Campbell who handles all production. In addition, both Erica and Tina are avid songwriters and they exercise that gift throughout the effort, as they wrote nearly every song on the effort.
Former Winans Phase 2 members Juan Winans and Marvin Winans, Jr. co-write the wildly creative cut "Seattle".
Kierra Sheard lends her vocals to the ultra urban "God In Me", a street-wise cut that reminds all that it's God's light that attracts attention to the life of a believer.
Perhaps the surprise collaboration of the album has the sisters partnering with David Banner on the decidedly crunk "Superfriend". The impressively transparent nature of Banner's message is certain to resonate with sinner and saint alike. This collaboration definitely works and is one that is deserving of a sequel.
Mary Mary has always done a fantastic job of presenting a balanced musical set to the masses. This album reaches through an eclectic array of genres to amass a product that is bound to hit everyone. The title cut visits a serious retro Motown vibe while "Get Up" goes straight to an infectious urban dance groove. While each cut displays great musical diversity, they all share the common thread of empowerment, inspiration, and motivation.
From the worship-filled "I Worship You" to the pop-induced "Dirt", the California-based duo continue delivering Biblical truths with an element of practicality that makes their message easy to both access and digest.
Once again, Mary Mary has delivered an epic body of work. With timeless truths delivered over a fresh new sound, The Sound is slated to make a severe impact on both the gospel and secular arenas alike. Without question, chalk up another bonafide hit for the sisters Campbell. This is a worthy add to your collection.
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— reviewed by Gerard Bonner —
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