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Music Review: CeCe Winans' "Thy Kingdom Come"
4 stars CeCe's Seminal Qualities Shine
Though rumors persist of a BeBe & CeCe Winans reunion, the latter of the powerful pair remains in solo ranks (at least for the time being). Thy Kingdom Come marks the vocal divas first new collection in three years, though the time off seems to only have refined her already sterling pipes.
Within seconds of the lead track, Holy Father God, its apparent why Winans is such a seminal force within the R&B and gospel communities, which not only stems from her ability to flawlessly interpret timeless messages of truth, but to also soothe with her radiant soul charisma. The lively Forever continues in that tradition, combing her
stunning voice with several spoken word segments, all wrapped around an exuberant choir.
As the disc continues, CeCe shifts seamlessly between vibrant congregational moments (The Coast is Clear, Waging War) and personal moments of prayer (the title track, Bless His Holy Name). However, shes equally capable of meeting non-believers wherever they may be, often bearing resemblance to dear friend Whitney Houston throughout the Waiting To Exhale-worthy ballad The Test of Time to the joyous urban pop of A Million Milessongs that reinforce her already reputable reach.
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