Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mandisa Out Of The Dark Album Review & Giveaway #OutOfTheDark #FlyBy


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Mandisa is an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist. Her musical career started on the fifth season of American Idol, in which she was a contestant and finished in ninth place. She also won a Grammy Award for her fifth album, Overcomer, in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category.

Overcomer was written for her close friend Kisha in 2013. Kisha was battling breast cancer and Mandisa wanted to help lift her spirits.  The Out Of The Dark album was created after Mandisa fell into a deep depression for almost 3 years after Kisha passed away in 2014. This album starts out differently than most. It plays recorded messages that her friends and family left Mandisa on her voicemail while she shut out the world. After the messages it plays the music Mandisa wrote that tell her story about how God lifted her up "Out Of The Dark" with the help of her friends and family.

TRACK LISTING:
  1. Voicemail Intro (talking)
  2. I'm Still Here
  3. Out Of The Dark
  4. Unfinished
  5. Bleed The Same Intro (feat. Kirk Franklin) (talking)
  6. Bleed The Same (feat. Toby Mac and Kirk Franklin)
  7. Comeback Kid
  8. What You're Worth (feat. Britt Nicole)
  9. Dear John Praise Report (talking)
  10. Good News
  11. Prove Me Wrong
  12. Mothdisa Interlude
  13. The One He Speaks Through
  14. Shine
  15. My First Love (feat. Jeremy Camp)
Bonus Content in the Deluxe Edition...
  • Shame Off
  • Keep Getting Up
  • Back to Life

My Thoughts:

This album is uplifting and wonderful. Mandisa shows us her lovely soul and shares a very personal story with everyone who listens to this CD. I loved how open she was. There are so many that will relate to her. Depression is an extremely real thing and it is wonderful to know that we are loved not only by our friends and family, but by God too. Mandisa wanted to make sure her fans knew what happened and that depression can be conquered with faith and love. "Thankfully, it only takes a flicker of light to dispel the darkness. God worked through my family and friends as the literal hands and feet of Jesus.", Mandisa said. My favorite song is "What You're Worth" sung with Britt Nicole. I am so glad Mandisa made this album for all of us to hearken to.

I highly recommend this beautiful, moving and emotional album! It will lift you up if you are struggling with loss, despair, feeling isolated or alone, or depressed. It will help you feel closer to God and know that He is always there for you in your time of need.

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Story Behind The Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df27myDpm1cAcoustic
Video for "Unfinished”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQFpXcvFI0A
Watch her talk openly about her depression and album on Good Morning America here: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/mandisa-opens-overcoming-depression-47020463
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12 comments:

Sue Hull said...

Yes I have heard of Mandisa. I like her song Still Here. I love her voice! Thank you for the chance 😀

Janet Coffield said...

Yes, I often listen to her songs. One of my favorite songs is Good Morning. 💠

Audra said...

I have not heard this before

Sally Gearhart said...

Yes, i listen to Mandisa on klove radio station. I love her song overcomer, it's an awesome motivational song especially in the morning! I also just heard unfinished recently but i already love that one too.

Angela Saver said...

Yes I have heard of Mandisa. My favorite song is Unfinished!

Janice Crespo said...

I hadn't heard of her until some of the bloggers introduced me. I think Unfinished and Stronger are awesome songs.

Anonymous said...

I have heard of Mandisa, though not the new album. I like Overcomer.

Meghan B said...

No, not yet!

Elizabeth Brooks said...

I love her music

chickie717 said...

I've heard her music on the radio but I don't have the titles memorized.

rachel klumpp said...

I have never heard of the music until now

Laura said...

I haven't actually heard of or listened to her music before. I'm excited to try it out though!