Stunning Vocalist Of "God Has A Plan" Puts New Spin On Donny Hathaway Classic, "Someday We'll All Be Free"
(Washington, D.C.) - July 12, 2011 - Robert E. Person has been hearing oos and ahs for years. His amazing voice has set him apart as one of gospel music's up-and-coming leading male vocalists. Songs like "God Has A Plan", "And He Blessed My Soul" and "Taste and See" have left audiences speechless. Now the D.C. native, who has backed up jazz legend and GRAMMY Award winner George Benson, has dropped his third solo release entitled Soul Sanctuary. The 11-track CD, a musical safe haven and an inspirational masterpiece, showcases the artist at his finest.
Known for wrapping his luscious vocals around beautiful ballads, Soul Sanctuary has no shortage of them including the memorizing and hypnotic melodies of "You", the reverent and captivating "The Glory You're Due" and a jazzy rendition of the memorable church hymn, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness". Person provides some upbeat tunes as well including the hyperactive "Gotta Praise", penned by fellow artist Kendall King, and the festive sounds of "Perfect Peace". Using influences from R&B, pop, jazz and gospel, Person provides one musical delight followed by another including the CD's lead single, "Someday We'll All Be Free".
A classic made famous by the late R&B singer, Donny Hathaway, the song has been an uplifting anthem for decades. Person decided to cover the song for a number of reasons. "It's been one of my favorite songs and Donny has been one of my favorite singers for years," recounts Person. "It has a wonderful message and has been covered by many sacred and secular artists. Although my rendition was arranged by Allyn Johnson, we stayed true to the classic nature of the original," explains the singer. "The orchestration is a little bit jazzier, but we made sure to keep the sentiment and the true integrity of the song. I think so many people can relate to the song because we all have something we want to be free from."
Having studied music at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, and the University of the District of Columbia, the producer, artist, songwriter, and actor is no stranger to the music business. He has sung behind Karen Clark Sheard, Kelly Price and J. Moss and for Bobby Jones Gospel, all the while receiving one rave review after another. ReviewYou.com says, "Person glides along with his silky smooth tones and easily makes the transition to booming chest voice when needed. Each verse is delivered as an almost personal testimony from Person encouraging the listener."
The project is available in retail outlets and online through iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. Radio servicing and distribution is provided by Edmondson Communications, Inc. For more information about Robert E. Person, log on to www.RobertEPerson.com