Le’Andria Johnson – Bigger Than Me (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:00 minutes | 459 MB | Genre: Gospel
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Verity Records
Grammy and Stellar Award winning recording artist Le’Andria Johnson, showcases a fresh sound and elevating musical experience on new album “Bigger Than Me”. Linking with prolific hitmakers Stanley Brown, Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony, Le’Andria delivers the powerful yet soulful voice we’ve come to expect from this anointed performer, but takes it up a few notches with her vocal acrobats and production. These bold arrangements and her tone blend perfectly throughout the 10 track project.
Gospel and praise & worship singer Le’Andria Johnson’s journey to a recording career almost ran like the plot for a made-for-TV movie of the week as she overcame obstacles, hardships, and personal disasters to get there. Born on January 23, 1983, Johnson was the twice-divorced single mother of three children when she fell on hard times, losing her home to foreclosure the day before a friend convinced her to drive to New Orleans in a borrowed car to audition for the cable TV show Sunday Best. The daughter of a preacher, Johnson had sung in front of her father’s congregations since she was two years old, but she had hardly considered a professional career as a gospel singer. She arrived at the TV audition with little time to spare, and wearing flip-flops and the clothes she drove there in, she was amazed to be selected as a contestant. Johnson ended up being declared the winner at the end of the show’s third season in 2010, a placing that not only came with the gift of a new car and a cash prize, but also, in time, a recording deal through the show’s newly formed Sunday Best imprint under the Music World Gospel label umbrella. A debut seven-song EP, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson, was released in 2011, followed by a second seven-song EP, The Evolution of Le’Andria Johnson, in 2012. The two EPs were then combined in 2012 to make a full album, titled The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson Deluxe. A second full-length, the live The Experience, also appeared in 2012.
01 – Bigger Than Me
02 – Come Through
03 – All I Got
04 – Wait On You
05 – Change Is Now
06 – Holy Ghost
07 – I Will Go
08 – Gone Too Long
09 – Whatever It Is
10 – Love Anymore