raspy like a cool drink…her voice is accompanied by a piano, then drums that reach a climax at “Yhwh”. Ernie gives a tinge of Lawrence Flowers from ‘More” when she sings the line ‘You are timeless, ageless and unchanging’.
Enjoy elements of Nigerianness-tinges of yoruba and broken-on a smokin’ trap beat, with happy shrieks, whistles, pants and enthusiastic ‘ehs’. Of course, my favourite line most definitely is ‘The most fly gives props to the Most High’.
I love this song for its message, which is simple but is not so simple. It is the basic reason Jesus came to the earth. It was literally to save us from sin and to enable us live our lives for His glory. The story of even needing salvation in the first place is not such a long one actually. So lets’ circle back.
Mercy starts raspy against the piano playing softly on this Ballad fit for a musical. She then becomes soft, along with the backups and slightly soft digital trumpet. Her voice becomes slightly animated as the digital instrumentation does a pizzicato number. It’s almost like a whole orchestra comes in at ‘Oh, what a father I have in you’, immediately giving me the imagery of the whole of Heaven’s Armies coming to your rescue when you choose God over anyone else. I love how she spontaneously recites God’s lovely names in Igbo, as the proud badges He owns, especially ‘Onyekwaranta’ and ‘Ekueme’. This is the most classical piece on this album, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the juxtaposition of igbo and classical music.
Canadian born singer, Avril Lavigne, released a gospel track recently called ‘Head Above Water’, where she bared her soul on her struggle with Lyme disease…when she felt like she was going to die, and so this song came out of that experience. She literally needed God to keep her alive. My heart went out to her… Let’s talk about healing and confessions.