The dynamic Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award winning sister duo Mary Mary (Erica and Tina Campbell) is at it again with their highly anticipated fifth release entitled The Sound. From the smash hits “Shackles” and “In The Morning” to the poignant ballad “Yesterday”, Mary Mary is set to deliver more of the same in songs like “Get Up” & “The Sound”. Award winning producer Warryn Campbell (Erica’s husband) is at the helm producing this album along with help from Rodney Jerkins. With the volume of issues facing many today The Lord continues to give Mary Mary a fresh sound that speaks His message in a relevant and timely manner to the young, old, men and women of all nationalities. Join Mary Mary and release The Sound of God’s love and encouragement to this generation.
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SISTER ACT CONTINUES CELEBRITY CLIMB WITH EXPLOSIVE NEW ALBUM| Posted November 24, 2008
It has been almost a decade since Mary Mary released its brand of soul to the masses, taking gospel music by storm and creating a remarkable impression on the greater music arena. Its bio is a comprehensive listing of GRAMMY, Dove, Stellar and American Music Awards as well as a completely Gold and Platinum discography. Now, three years since the dynamic duo’s self-titled third studio project, Erica and Tina Campbell release The Sound.
Continuing their hit-making résumé The Sound issues a musical force that erases any preconceived notions of Mary Mary’s capabilities. From the get-go the sisters lay down the law, respectably inserting elements of not only R&B and gospel, but electronic, dance, vintage soul and straight-up pop.
The title track opens the faith-based exposition with the singular most interesting Mary Mary song to date. Broadcasting a Motown throwback, the legit sister act breaks loose with a raw arrangement of dirty horns, loose snares and slammin’ vocals.
The first single, “Get Up,” lets the listener know the girls still have their slick R&B shine with polished programming and a feisty call to action: “What are you afraid of?/Don’t you know what you’re made of?/One of God’s greatest creations/Take this invitation now/Get up.”
“Boom” and “I’m Runnin’” continue the spirit-filled creativity with pronounced singular string lines highlighting the dry, retro vibe that infectiously caters to the duo’s uniquely individual voices. And “I Worship You” is another reverent witness ballad, a classic inclusion and one of the most anticipated moments on each Mary Mary recording.
Guest appearances abound on The Sound, a testament to the group’s popularity. Kiki Sheard contributes to “God in Me.” “It Will All be Worth It” features an inspirational Marvin Winans, and rap artist David Banner breaks down his personal testimony on “Superfriend.”
Mary Mary possesses mesmerizing talent, and The Sound is yet another rich gift from the superstar sisters. –Andrew Greer
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Not really for me, but pretty good| Posted May 15, 2011
This kind of music isn't what I listen to, but my daughter and her friends love it. While it may not be mind kind of music, that doesn't mean that it is bad. They seem to have really good voices and the messages behind the songs are really good.
!!| Posted May 09, 2011
This is a good album but there are a few songs that can be skipped. It's still a lot more modern and current with the beats. I still like it though.
Mary Mary keep up the good work and God bless you all!!!!
Very Good| Posted May 07, 2011
This is probably my 2nd favorite Mary Mary release. I thought the songs on this release are much catchier than some of their other releases and instantly have you bobbing your head (or whatever else you move when listening to music). Once again this album has some variety, with songs that range from modern hip-hop to more classic stylings that sound like something you might have heard on the radio in the 70's.
They're Back and In Prime Form!| Posted October 22, 2008
Mary Mary's back and they aren't wasting time proving that they have improved during their 2 year break!
The Sound opens with a few words explaining the definition of the word Sound, courtesy of special guest Joy Winans, but quickly gets down to business with the title track "The Sound", a funky 50's & 60's style romp that will make you wan to get up and dance... and it doesnt slow down with the radio friendly "Get Up", a modern fun pop song with decent lyrics.
David Banner makes a visit on the track "Superfriend", a seemingly cheesey prerequisate Hip-Hop/Rap interlude, but it doesn't quite fall flat on its face. "God In Me" with Kierra "Kiki" Sheard, opens with the lyrics "I just wanna tell the truth now" and the song lives up to that statement.
"Boom" is a fun R&B tune as is the following "I'm Running" and "Forgiven Me". The mildly akward "Dirt", a song about just that, Dirt, has good intentions and succeeds on a small level... but not enough to cause me to re-visit it on repeat plays. Same deal with "Seattle" where the ladies plead for the "Holy Spirit rain, like Seattle" akward, but effective... to a point.
"I Worship You", and "It Will All Be Woth It" are perfect closing ballads for a suitable album.
The recurring Radio theme where a male announcer chimes in between songs announcing, "Your listening to, The Sound" is entertaining and fun.
Overall... Mary Mary proves that they aren't going anywhere!