Motown Gospel’s Grammy-nominated songstress Sheri Jones-Moffett unveils her long awaited new album, Power & Authority: Live In Memphis, available in stores and online today.
Coming in as the highly anticipated follow-up to Renewed – her Grammy-nominated debut album, Power & Authority: Live In Memphis lives up to its moniker by assembling a collection of commanding and powerful numbers that not only move and inspire, but also interlace to lend a narrative of worship.
“After Renewed, I want every project that I do to tell a story about the space that I’m living in,” Sheri explains. “My mentor, Donald Lawrence, told me, ‘Let every moment stand alone. Don’t try to make the next moment look like this one.’”
Such personal narrative is all the more telling via the live format Jones-Moffett chose for her sophomore project. Produced by her label-mate Grammy award-winning producer Myron Butler, Power & Authority: Live In Memphis gave the singer an opportunity to truly be led into extemporaneous atmospheres of worship. The results of those experiences are ten high-spirited live recordings.
The album’s electrifying opener, a revitalized version of the classic COGIC shouting tune “Keys To the Kingdom,” turns the ignition for what listeners will soon find is an unforgettable audio journey. Putting her unique twist on the tune’s arrangement, the song shines as a clear showcase of Moffett’s artistic and ministerial maturity.
The same can be said for other remakes and revisits found on the project including revamps of Yolanda Adams’ “Wash Me,” Milton Brunson’s Thompson Community Choir’s hit “There Is No Failure,” and a live remake of her own “Grace of God” – a favorite from her inaugural project.
Other standout tracks include the album’s first singles “Shine” and “Faith To Believe,” both available on iTunes. While “Shine” and its heartfelt lyrics continue to live up to its titling by being a beacon for listeners in need of spiritual uplifting, “Faith To Believe” follows suit with its equally palatable recipe of powerful vocal displays and touching lyrics accented by a love of God that simply emanates from the song.
Power & Authority: Live In Memphis is in stores and online today.
1. Keys To the Kingdom
2. There Is No Failure
4. Wash Me
6. Grace of God
7. Grace of God
9. Mighty God
10. Just Because
11. Faith To Believe