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Album Review: Vicki Yohe-'Free Worshipper'

Vicki  Yohe has become synonymous with worship. For the past two decades, the dynamic Dove and Stellar Award nominee has carved a large footprint into the landscape of the praise and worship music movement.

Her praise portfolio is extensive and includes songs such as “The Mercy Seat,” “Under The Blood,” “Something About My Praise” and “Because of Who You Are.”  Her new CD, Free Worshipper: A Praise and Worship Experience reflects that passion with a new collection of songs. The album seamlessly merges Yohe’s dynamic vocals with well-witten songs (many co-written by Yohe) that celebrate the worship experience.

The album kicks off with Bishop T.D. Jakes expressing the love he has for Yohe’s music and her gifting. About Yohe, the megachurch pastor says that she, “transcends all barriers, she reaches all people with her ability to lift up the Lord in song.”

After that rousing endorsement the album launches into the bouncy “Every Time” that will certainly get listeners in the mood for praise. The lead single, “I Know A Name” is currently climbing the charts and its signature Yohe, reminding us all in a very moving way who we should rely on and how powerful that name is.

The album was recorded live at FaithWorld Center in Orlando, FL. and Pastor Clint Brown joins Yohe on “Four Words.'” The passionate song, written by Brown and Pastor Sheryl Brady, evokes a sense of  devotion to God. A subtle, yet emotion-packed song that rises ever upward as they recount the reasons for their adoration.

The title track, “Free Worshipper” is a jubilant song that releases the listener to worship freely, no holds barred. Ballads are what Yohe does best and she demonstrates that on “God Has the Final Say.” “Waves of Glory” is a song destined to show up during Sunday morning praise.

Yohe seems to have found the magic formula for her recordings as she has once again teamed with producer Kendall Duffie who produced her last two albums ( Reveal Your Glory and I’m At Peace). Free Worshipper is a collection of songs that will resonate with any listener that loves music that takes them into the presence of God.

Vicki Yohe has mastered that ability over the years and this new album is another foray into the sphere of high worship and praise. Free Worshipper is available for purchase and download Tuesday, August 27.

Picks: “I Know A Name,” “Waves of Glory”

Sarah Hearn
the authorSarah Hearn
Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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