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Classic Church With A Contemporary Sound
Posted September 14, 2018
By JasminPatterson_NRT, Staff Reviewer

What You Need To Know
Gaither Homecoming friend TaRanda Greene is back again with a brand new album, The Healing. Packed with poignant moments and lyrics that both challenge and inspire, The Healing showcases TaRanda's powerful vocals and features a performance with The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir on "He's Been Faithful."

What It Sounds Like
There's something about a Gospel song that makes you feel like you're being enveloped in the presence of God when you hear it, and that's exactly what it's like to experience TaRanda Greene's latest album, The Healing. Featuring quieter piano driven moments ("Mercy Has Changed Me"), powerful choir vocals thanks to an appearance by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir ("He's Been Faithful")hauntingly beautiful melody lines ("When The Healing Comes"), and even some hand-clapping, foot-stomping songs ("Think About You"), The Healing captures the sacred, "old church" sensibilities of Southern Gospel music packaged in a contemporary sound ("New Kingdom Rising"). And, let's not forget to mention that Greene's vocals are absolutely powerhouse and will stir your soul. 

Spiritual/Lyrical Highlights
Hope is clearly a theme on this album, as "The Stone Is Rolled Away" expresses the hope of how Jesus can change lives right here and now: For every prodigal gone wild and every hurting father's heart / For the fearless and the faithless / For the wounded and the scarred / There's no reason to stay in the grave, the stone is rolled away. "When The Healing Comes" speaks to the hope and healing that will come one day with eternal life in Christ.

Best Song On The Record
"Think About You" wins for best song on the record - it's anthemic lyrics focused on faith and praising God's character joined with its uptempo feel and lively horn section make it a fun, inspiring song.

For Fans Of
Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Hasse & Signature Sound

Final Word
If you are a Southern Gospel fan but also have an appreciation for the contemporary music, then this album is for you. With The Healing, TaRanda Greene has delivered a body of work that captures timeless truth, classic and modern musical sensibility, and moving vocals into one incredible package. 

Find the album on iTunes and Spotify

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