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Singer Heather Headley is back with a new set of love songs. This time she's singing about her love for the Lord. Her first gospel album "Audience of One" just hit stores over a week ago. If you look at the album cover to the left, you can't tell it's a gospel album. I read that some of her fans were caught off guard when they purchased her CD and noticed the music wasn't secular. I listened to snippets and the songs are beautiful. The album doesn't have that Southern church, choir rockin', Bible thumpin' sound. It's mainly a collection of slow, angelic medleys. They're the kind of songs that you play when life is going so fast and you need to go to a quiet space in your soul and just say, "Thank you Lord." Headley's gospel roots come from growing up in Trinidad where her dad was a preacher. She says she learned how to sing in her dad's one-room church.
Heather Headley has a beautiful voice but she doesn't get the mainstream attention she deserves. I don't know if it's because she doesn't have "the look" or because her music isn't about shaking her butt in the club. Regardless, the sista can sing. Check out a live performance of her first single "I Wish."
Photo Credit:EMI Gospel