Contemporary Christian superstar Mandisa is following up her massive debut album, True Beauty, with a spectacular new album titled Freedom, which hits stores on March 24, 2009.
While True Beauty was definitely one of the best Contemporary Christian debut albums in 2007, selling over 160,000 copies and spawning the hit singles Only The World, God Speaking, and Voice of a Savior, Freedom shows Mandisa is not a woman who rests on her laurels. Teaming up again with Dove Award-winning (and my favorite CCM) producer Brown Bannister (Avalon, Amy Grant) and Christopher Stevens (Matthew West, TobyMac) to produce an album that will undoubtedly challenge and inspire.
The first single, My Deliverer, is now Top 20 at Christian AC (#18 on Billboard and RadioandRecords.com); it topped my personal chart for three weeks. According to poorly edited Sparrow Records press releases circulating around the Internet, “the overarching theme of the album is the unique freedom that comes from a relationship with Christ. This unbelievable freedom is wide reaching and includes the right to be free from any bondage that binds us, free from sin, free from fear, free from the anxieties of this world, and much more. Each song on the album addresses a different aspect of this freedom: “Not Guilty” illustrates that while our sin would condemn us, Jesus paid the penalty to set us free; “Definition of Me” shows how we are free from society’s standards of value and beauty; “You Wouldn’t Cry” is a testimony of one who has been set free from this world and now enjoys the full privileges of heavenly citizenship; “My Deliverer” and “Freedom Song” are praise celebrations for our great God who has truly set us free.”
If you’d like to buy Freedom, there’s a great deal here at MusiChristian.com that gets you her autograph! (Once again, we foreign fans are shut out; EMI won’t ship outside of the USA. BOO TO YOU, EMI!) If you’d like to purchase from more traditional outlets, you can try Amazon.com’s listing here (Help it rise up the ranks! It’s currently 2,604th overall, what the heck. Come on, Sparrow Records, throw some marketing muscle into this CD!!).
Freedom! Buy your copy today! Freedom!