Crystal-Lewis
Crystal Lewis: ‘Crystal Lewis’ album review
4.0 Overall Score

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Amy Winehouse, Adele, Sam Smith

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“Faithful”

Crystal Lewis: ‘Crystal Lewis’ album review

Nearly three decades into her remarkable career, Crystal Lewis has survived and thrived through numerous musical trends, emerging as one of the most immediately recognizable voices in Christian music. Though this self-titled release has fingerprints of her glistening pop/R&B past, Lewis is firmly planted in the here and now. Alongside meaty beats and pristine vocals, Lewis sings of redemption (“Beginning Again”), finding peace in prayer (“Let Go”) and giving glory to God with serious groove in her step (“Faithful”). There’s even the old-fashioned gospel romp “Seat At The Table,” which sounds like it could’ve been cut in Stax Records’ heyday, suggesting that Lewis is just as aware of those who paved the way before her as she is committed to staying in today’s game.

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Andy Argyrakis
Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).