As a husky-voiced sista, I automatically gravitate towards any female artist with a voice a few octaves below the "norm." That said, it's no surprise that news of a new album from Lizz Wright has me doing a happy dance in my seat. I first fell for Lizz's voice back in 2003 when she dropped her debut album, Salt, then fell even harder when she released Dreaming Wide Awake (my personal fave) in '05 and followed it up with 2008's The Orchard. Well, now she's back to wow musical fans with her latest album, Fellowship, set to drop on September 28 on Verve Forecast. Featuring guest spots from Meshell Ndegeocello and Sweet Honey in the Rock's Dr. Bernice Reagon, Fellowship finds this preacher's kid delving deeper into her gospel roots, with renditions of "Amazing Grace," "Sweeping Through the City" and Eric Clapton's "Presence of the Lord." Be sure to check out the album's first single "(I've Got to Use My) Imagination" here and tell us what you think. We can't wait to fellowship with Wright. Check out the tracklisting after the bounce.
Lizz Wright Fellowship tracklist: