#6 Album Of 2011
Posted December 26, 2011
By KevinMcNeese_NRT, Staff Reviewer
Beckah Shae continues to release music on par, and many times better, than anyone else coming out of the major labels. As an independent artist, with the backing of her producer/husband, Jack Shocklee, Destiny comes on strong as one of the best overall pop albums of the year.
Her sound is comparable to a mash-up of Beyonce, Rihanna, Mariah Carry and more of the heavyweights on the mainstream female urban/pop side. There are few artists in our own industry who are doing this type of music well, which has allowed Beckah to truly make a name for herself without the backing of a major label, and more are taking notice every day.
The new album kicks off with the harmonic and chord driven "Are You Ready?" a bold question to the church about getting prepared for the coming of Christ. But the album really kicks off with the powerful single, "Music," boldly declaring Beckah's desire to take music back for God.
The dance infused, electronic club-beats keep coming strong with "Supernova," "Holy," "We Are," the title track as well as early single hits "Gold" and "#putyourloveglasseson," which proved a huge summer single for Beckah earlier this summer. This is a dance album through and through, but Beckah still slows it down while maintaining the beats for "Just To Know" and "For Such A Time Is This."
Beckah is fully engrossed in her musical ministry, using her platform to deliver words of encouragement for a world that's consistently becoming darker around her. She pulls no punches and gets to the heart of the matter on many songs. There's no question for what she stands for, and what she wants you to stand for as well. Destiny is inspired by Top 40 radio as much as it is from scripture, and it's done as well as anything we've yet to hear.
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