#AlbumReview: ‘The Cross My Gaze’ by Mercy Chinwo|| Streams of Mercy on the Highlife Beat

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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.

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#MusicReview: “Head Above Water” by Avril Lavigne || What is your favourite Rock song?

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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.

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