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