STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 38576-13599 LABEL: Daybreak EMMPYZ01 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2008-02-10 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by David Faulkner
Those readers who've read Yazz's powerful testimony on the Cross Rhythms website will know full well that this isn't a case of a one-time chartmaker trying to find a new market with a gospel album. It's a cleverly crafted, impressively produced set of faith-lifting songs. Stylistically, it moves between pop ("Look To Me" has echoes of All Saints' "Never Ever"), R&B vocals and a jazz sax solo on "So Glad" and, for those with a memory for these things, Sue Rinaldi's mid-'90s club-dance CDs. The songs mix originals and covers from the likes of the Parachute Band and Scott Wesley Brown. Most astonishing of all is the rework of Marie Barnett's worship classic "Breathe". With plenty of Christian media exposure this will surely be a big seller for 'Running Back To You' is uniformly excellent. I've never awarded more than nine squares on Cross Rhythms before, but this time, the only way is. . . well, you know. . .
The opinions expressed in this article are
not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed
views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may
not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a
Interested in reviewing music? Find out
Mixing vocal, soul, pop and R&B, her new album, Running Back To You features touching, uplifting and inspiring songs, sung with that rich and expressive voice that is instantly recognizable.