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Created4This [edit]
by Vashawn Mitchell | Genre: Gospel | Release Date: August 28, 2012

VaShawn Mitchell, the award-winning singer-songwriter is back with a new project, Created 4 This. Picking up where Triumphant left off, this project features Mitchell’s signature style: contemporary praise and worship themes, and a powerful message that will encourage, inspire and uplift people during these economic times.

"Turning Around For Me," the first single is a powerful praise and worship song, and Mitchell’s personal testimony. From high-energy praise and worship, to classic Sunday morning, Mitchell delivers a stellar worship experience. The 11-song collection has a distinct message of hope and victory, and faith in God that will not only sustain us, but turn it all around.

Track Listing
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01. Psalm 150
02. Faithful
03. Greatest Man
04. Worship Medley: Nobody Greater / Name Above All Names / Our God
05. Lost
06. Awesome God
07. His Record
08. Turning Around For Me
09. Status
10. The Potter's House
11. Created4This
12. I Will
13. Reasons

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Vashawn Mitchell is Back to Bless the Masses Again | Posted September 05, 2012
Vashawn Mitchell scored a colossal and impactful hit in "Nobody Greater." Although Mitchell had previous releases and he has written songs for many artists, "Nobody Greater" propelled him to one of the premier Gospel artists. So as a Gospel music fan, I would be tempted to look for a follow up song on his new release, Created4This. However, as a journalist and one who has followed Gospel music for a long time, I know that it is a lot to expect out of an artist.  You want to see Gospel artists write songs for more than the purpose to score a "hit". He has grown and has new songs to share. Mitchell wrote the majority of the songs on the album. He, Phillip Feaster, and Calvin Rodgers worked together to produce a well-rounded album.

"Psalms 150" is a song that sets the tone for the rest of the album. The title makes it obvious that this will be an album of praise and adoration. It encourages you to join in and worship God, and it doesn't help to hear the instruments such as nice guitar work by Lawrence Jones and horns arranged by Lloyd Barry. "Faithful" is a driving number that is self-explanatory in meaning, but continues in the anthem of praise to God.

Often times, artists (including Gospel artists) will do a song that may crossover into another genre for the sake of gaining more fans or getting a "hit". Although there have been some great songs written, it does not seem authentic, even forced at times. With Mitchell, this is not the case. He tends to incorporate various styles with Gospel music being his basis. "Lost" has a pop rock feel as Joey Woolfolk's acoustic guitar weaves through the verses. Lehman Gray and Shemia Crawford step in to share lead vocal duties with Mitchell.  Israel Houghton, a person who definitely knows about diversity in music, guests on the Contemporary Christian-styled, "Greatest Man." I just get a sense of triumph as they sing of God's greatness.

For those who are needing encouragement, sit back and listen to "Turning Around Me" and "His Record." The latter is just a good reminder that Jesus has the best track record so we can rest assure that he will come through for us. Mitchell and Clifton Ross so effortlessly ad-lib in a way that is so smooth and accents the song.

Fantasia Barrino (season 3 winner of American Idol) and her mother, Evangelist Diane Barrino, guests on the Walter Hawkins/Tremaine Hawkins classic, "The Potter's House." Of course with the Barrinos, you are going to hear some squalling, but they were not singing over one another. They did some good "sangin" on this, even adding their own touch to it. My favorite lyrics of this song says, "Give Him the fragments of your broken life, my friend / The potter wants to put you back together again." Selah.

Closing Thoughts:
There are songs for the church, songs for Gospel music lovers, and songs to encourage those who just need that extra push or reminder. Vashawn Mitchell is a mainstay in the Gospel industry, and even underrated as a singer.  For those who want to check out some Gospel-styled songs of praise and worship, pick up Created4this.


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Gospel | Posted September 08, 2012
 I will admit that I am not one that really gets into gospel music but I really do like this, his voice is very good and I think on this occasion the lead is not overshadowed by the backing singers, which I feel is what usually happens. I would definiately recommend this album a listen to, you will not be dissapointed!

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Nice album | Posted September 05, 2012
Anybody who likes worship music will most deffinitely love this. I will. I'll keep looking for this kind of stuff, but I really like this guy, don't know if he'll be in town soon, but if he is, I'll see it!

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