Nashville, TN (February 7, 2020)
After taking a six-year pause from his solo recording career, Isaac Carree is back with his highly anticipated recording, No Risk No Reward, set for release March 20, 2020 on Shanachie Entertainment. “After being away from the industry and not having new music out for six years, it feels really good to be back and to partner with Shanachie who believes in my vision,” says Carree, who also recently penned his first book Service: My Words. My Life. My Truth. and launched his own music conference, The Plug, in Atlanta.
Shanachie Entertainment General Manager Randall Grass states “One listen to the quality of Isaac’s voice and stellar production let’s you know that he is special. We are proud to bring his new music to Gospel fans eager for a contemporary iteration of the Gospel message.”
No Risk No Reward features the album’s first and chart-climbing single “HER.” This stunning ballad is a powerful anthem from men to their woman. It is Isaac Carree’s tribute to his wife Dietra. “I love my wife,” says Carree. “She deserves NOTHING but the best! We’ve grown together, we’ve had our ups and our downs but she stuck with me by my side. She’s loyal, she’s a prayer warrior, she’s the mother of our child, so this song embodies how GRATEFUL to God I am for HER!”
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With No Risk No Reward Isaac Carree stretches the musical boundaries of Gospel music and inspirational R&B to bring the message to a wider audience. As such No Risk No Reward is a beautifully-produced, musically varied album that runs the gamut from fresh cutting edge urban contemporary grooves to old school gospel. For instance “Love Affair” featuring Jazze Pha, opens the album with a kicking groove to deliver the message that Isaac wants a love affair “between you, God and me,” while the hit single “HER” is a hymn to his wife that makes an explicit connection between their love and the divine, setting a template for committed Christian love. Then there’s “What Kind of Man,” featuring Lisa Knowles and The Brown Singers, which samples Ray Charles’ classic “What Kind of Man Is This,” itself based on an old gospel hymn, and flips the tune back into the Gospel roots of Isaac’s mother’s church. “I Don’t Wanna Go” is a gorgeous, organ-fueled Gospel ballad expressing the necessity of Godly connection. Along the way there is a stunning country-flavored ballad “Woman First” which highlights members from Tim McGraw’s band: keyboardist Billy Nobel, guitarists Bob Miner and Denny Hemingson and fiddler Deano Brown. The composition is a hymn to Isaac’s life partner and an admonition to appreciate women and not neglect them. The memorable song continues the theme of celebrating, uplifting and supporting women. The twelve songs and two interludes are conceived as a continuous musical journey, a true album experience. No Risk No Reward concludes with “4 The Win,” featuring Da’ T.R.U.T.H and Parker Dawkins. It’s a majestic piano-and-strings-led hymn of redemption, ending the album on a note of triumph. It is fitting as Carree’s anticipated recording is a triumphant tour-de-force that is all-too-rare on the current musical landscape.
No Risk No Reward is Isaac Carree’s third solo recording and is produced by Dove Award-winner and two-time Grammy Award-winning producer Blac Elvis, who has produced hits for everyone from Beyoncé (“Ego”) to Fergie (“Glamorous”) Ciara (“Promise”), Usher (“Lil’ Freak) and Smokie Norful (“Nothing Is Impossible”). Elvis states, “Working with an artist like Isaac Carree is a breath of fresh air! I don’t simply wanna label him a gospel artist because he’s so much more! His artistry is expressed in so many different ways and will appeal to so many different audiences. From the music we’re creating, to the show experience we’re producing, I want people to take away that this is an experience of a lifetime. Something to remember!”