Complete album where you donít have to skip a track!
Posted August 28, 2019
By DwayneLacy_NRT, Staff Reviewer
What You Need To Know
Things have been going really well for Gene Moore Jr. He married his best friend and soulmate, Lashanna in December 2018. He went on tour with soul artist India Arie where he was a background and featured vocalist. Currently, Gene is on tour with Brian Courtney Wilson on the Just Be tour and to top it all off, Gene has just released his first full-length album, Tunnel Vision. Gene again teamed up with Terrance Vaughn (don’t sleep on this musician and producer), Cedric “Dabenchwarma” Smith along with Dana Sorey to handle production.
What It Sounds Like
Tunnel Vision is masterfully produced, flawlessly executed vocally by Gene, songs carefully written by the songwriters and wisely picked by Motown records. Michael Dixon and Darryl “Deejay” Lowry wrote the Cedric Smith-produced, “Love Like You.” Having the ability to love like Jesus is the desire that Gene sings about over the strings of David Vaughn and smooth bass stylings of Nick McNack. There is a definite “How did Gene do that?!!” moment when he sings, “Show me the way to capture Your heart/To give grace to my brother AND HELP MY SISTER.” Wait, when he says, “and help my sister,” what just happened? It as if he went up a half step and quickly back down to the original key. Gene also took calculated risks with a few urban tracks. “Take Care” is a fun upbeat 80’s R&B/funk song that then transitions to the churchy vamp, “Glory to God who keeps me from falling/Keeps me from falling, Glory to him.” Yessuh!
From the urban tracks (upbeat and smooth) and worship songs, this album is a lot to spiritually ingest. “Depending On You” is the type of song that all followers of Christ should sing. It prioritizes where we should look first in all aspects of our life. Shout out to Gene, Dana Sorey and Thaddeus Tribbett for writing a song that causes worship and reflection all in one.
Best Song on the Record
Tunnel Vision really is a complete album! It is easily one of the best albums to come out in the last few years. Picking the best song on the album was very difficult. From the modern soul jam, “Won’t Be Moved” to the chill “Apart" (with background vocals provided by Eric Dawkins) to power ballad, “Always Jesus,” there is something for everyone. “Always Jesus” was written by Matt Redman, Bernie Herms, Jonas Myrin and Danny Gokey.
For Fans Of
Brian Courtney Wilson, Donny Hathaway, P.J. Morton, Dawkins and Dawkins, Michael Dixon
Flawless! This album has “Album of the Year” written all over it. Regardless of whether it wins many awards or not, Gene Moore has an album that will make a lasting imprint on many. This album is worth the purchase!
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