Although Josilyn Drake has always had a beautiful soprano voice, she’s been most comfortable singing in the background.
Singing praises to God from a choir stand has always been a joy for Josilyn, but somehow, time after time, she would find herself in front of the mic.
As a choir member, she’s had the opportunity to sing behind such Gospel industry notables like Kevin Bond, Darwin Hobbs, William Murphy and Darlene McCoy. But now at the prompting of the Lord, Josilyn Drake is preparing the release of her debut album, I Will Worship You. The project’s lead single, “Keep Us Lord”, a moving, worshipful ballad, has already been released to Gospel radio.
“Keep Us Lord” was penned by the worship leader herself and is a prayer for the Lord’s protection. Pleading for the Lord’s guidance, the song is perfect for those intimate times of worship with God. The soft, reverent track has a simple, yet poignant melody and is certain to move the heart of God.
As principal songwriter of the CD, I Will Worship You, Josilyn pens songs from the heart. The project’s title tune, “Worship You”, is another heartfelt worship ballad. The full CD will be available for purchase digitally this fall. Both songs, “Keep Us Lord” and “Worship You”, are currently available on iTunes and CDBaby.
Born and raised in Birmingham, AL, Josilyn grew up in a home filled with music. Her brothers and sisters even formed a singing group. Although she always knew she loved music, it wasn’t until she took on the role of Praise & Worship Leader that she realized she had been given something special.
“I would minister through song and the power of God would fall; people would be on their faces,” recalls Josilyn. “It was at that time that I began to understand the anointing that God had placed on my life.” As she saw the move of God change people’s lives, the shyness left and she understood that it wasn’t about her, but what God could do through her.
While serving in the choir at her former church home in Lithonia, Georgia, Josilyn had the opportunity to sit under the leadership of Gospel notable, producer and songwriter extraordinaire Kevin Bond. As a choir member, she often sang behind other popular artists such as William Murphy, Darwin Hobbs, Dottie Peoples, Gary Oliver and Darlene McCoy. Josilyn felt honored to glean from a distance from these anointed men and women of God.
She says, “I pray that these songs leave a positive influence in the earth. It’s truly an honor to be able to place something in the atmosphere that I believe will bring forth change in people’s lives.
“For more information on Josilyn Drake, log on to www.JosilynDrake.com or connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JosilynDrake and on Twitter at @JosilynDrake.