Brian Courtney Wilson - Just Love

Published Tuesday 28th July 2009
Brian Courtney Wilson - Just Love
Brian Courtney Wilson - Just Love

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Spirit Rising Music
RRP: £11.99

Reviewed by Ben Gilligan

Originating from Houston, Texas, Brian Wilson is relatively new to the gospel scene but having signed to a new gospel label owned by Matthew Knowles (Beyonce's dad) has kicked off with a gospel smash entering Billboard's Gospel charts at number two. One particular standout is "No Other" which, with a drum beat that has more of a click then a metronome and a seriously funky bass line, this is a guaranteed floor-filler. Other must-mention tracks are the disco sounding "I Need More" and the emotive "Monday's Pain", slower than your stereotypical Christian gospel record and with Brian emoting with all the melisma and intuitive phrasing of the gospel giants. Throughout Brian's vocals are emotionally charged and passion filled. His faith in life and God is evident in every lyric he interprets. Matthew Knowles refers to him as a "blessed and gifted individual" and thinks he is "surprising the gospel community" with his talents. Although one or two of the sons here are a little unmemorable, 'Just Love' clearly flags down the arrival of an exceptional new gospel talent.

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Posted by Lisa R. Benson in Philadelphia @ 11:40 on Sep 21 2010

Courtney's songs brings chills through my body. The Lord is in him when he sings. I can feel the presence of the Lord when he sings. God Bless you Courtney keep singing. Love you in the name of Jesus

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