Jocelyn Brown – True Praises
10 March 2011
Yet even before this Jocelyn was working with the likes of Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, John Lennon, Luther Vandross, Bette Midler, Roberta Flack, George Benson, Teddy Pendergrass, Culture Club, Masters At Work and many others.
Jocelynâ€™s soul shaking voice engulfs every listener with extended arms, and her latest project â€˜True Praisesâ€™ is her most personal yet.
It is not the sound of someone settling into retirement. â€˜True Praisesâ€™ itâ€™s what happens when someone whose life journey has been long, bold and varied takes time to reflect her worship of God through music.
Faith has played a vital role in Jocelynâ€™s career. “If it had not been for my faith I donâ€™t know where I would be…” she explains.
I Got The Power sampled by Snap and was used as the main drive of the international number one single â€˜The Powerâ€™ and itâ€™s this â€˜powerâ€™ that Jocelyn is brings to â€˜True Praisesâ€™.
An album soaked to the bone with worship and delivered with all the very best that the gospel and the current urban sound has to offer.
From the blues flavour of â€˜Jesus Is All The Worldâ€™ to the urban styling of â€˜Stand Upâ€™ through to the Râ€™nâ€™B of â€˜Jesus I Will Never Forgetâ€™ and the vintage gospel of â€˜Old Rugged Crossâ€™, â€˜My Helpâ€™ and â€˜Sunday Morningâ€™, Jocelyn leaves you feeling uplifted and enlightened.
Jocelyn covers a range of styles, but without delivering a musical pick n mix. Instead, these twelve tracks are precisely what they need to be: true. Through and through.
“The album has a classic gospel sound teamed up with a contemporary sound of todayâ€™s praise and worship,” explains Jocelyn.
“With the musical expertise of Nicky Brown, Les Moir and myself you have a combination of each of our musical experiences, which is fantastic!”
â€˜True Praisesâ€™ is an album that deserves to sit alongside the leading contemporary praise and worship albums. With a message as strong as this, delivered with such skill and power, it surely will.
Catch the soul legend live at Londonâ€™s beautiful Union Chapel (London N1) on April 14th where she will be performing â€˜True Praisesâ€™ in its entirety.