DSE Live PR Client, Marcus Anderson “My Inspiration Vol. II” Album Synopsis
Written by: Desiree Samira
My Inspiration Part II goes beyond the title. It is the gospel according to Marcus Anderson. With his signature sound mixed with influences ranging from jazz, soul, pop and urban adult contemporary, it is inevitable that each song on the album will attach itself to listeners in a deep and meaningful way. Anderson handles the business of melding the incomparable worlds of mainstream and gospel with respect for the mechanics of both.
Immediately after pressing “play,” you’re hit with uplifting melodies, and lyrics that ask two powerful questions – “Are you ready for your blessing?” and “Are you ready for your miracle?” Let the Praise Begin is the precursor of spiritually uplifting music curated by Marcus Anderson on My Inspiration Part II. Bless the Lord is led by Anderson’s saxophone and captures the purity of worship. Velvety vocals and melodic tones are blended to perfection to develop a soulful and surreal interpretation of praise on Psalms 42 featuring Aashley Jayy.
Close your eyes and open your heart while listening to I Surrender All featuring Jonathan Butler. Butler’s South African infused vocals and iconic sound paired with guitar mastery seamlessly blends with Marcus Anderson’s artistry. A rendition of a classic gospel song, Anderson worshipfully delivers a version that unifies the mind, body, and spirit of listeners.
Fresh, hip and mainstream describe the sound of Addictive Love. Anderson’s sax masterfully complements the vocals while touching, inspiring and illuminating our love for the Lord. Affirming the truth of our Heavenly Father, He Lives featuring Aarik Duncan lays the foundation necessary to refocus and center ourselves through the love of God. Your Will featuring Josh Cissell & Tamela Haiston focuses on the unconditional love of God while listeners are taken on a musical journey of praise and gratitude for His grace. Clean Heart is the perfect song for listeners to close their eyes and reflect on their unwavering faith in Him. For Your Glory is another demonstration of Anderson’s flawlessly executed saxophone performance that lays the groundwork for a powerful guided meditation centered on God’s glory. As another moving rendition of classic praise and worship, Marcus Cole and Marcus Anderson deliver vocal excellence and instrumental interplay with Open the Eyes.
The final song on the album, This is My Prayer featuring Marcel Anderson, is a gospel ballad with an R&B feel. The Anderson brothers come together to profess their love for the Lord with a message of redemption, hope and overcoming adversity throughout their ongoing spiritual journey. Its authenticity captures the listener’s attention within the first 30 seconds with a cohesive, yet highly individual sound from the Anderson brothers.
No matter where listeners are on their spiritual journey, it is inevitable the music presented on My Inspiration Part II will resonate with the heart, mind, and soul of listeners every time the album is played.