New CD From Sunday Best Winner Crystal Aikin In Stores January 13, 2009
New York, NY – Crystal Aikin, winner of Black Entertainment Television’s “Sunday Best” is gearing up for her forthcoming Zomba Gospel release. The self-titled CRYSTAL AIKIN will be in stores January 13, 2009.
Produced by PAJAM (J Moss, 21:03, Dorinda Clark-Cole); Dre & Vidal (Alicia Keys, Usher) and Asaph A. Ward (Dorinda Clark-Cole, Kim Burrell), with a special guest appearance by CCM recording artist Natalie Grant, CRYSTAL AIKIN is a unique combination of Contemporary Gospel music sprinkled with a little jazz and rock. Crystal says, “It’s a potpourri of musical sounds and we’ve got something on it for everyone. I couldn’t help but make sure that a variety of music was captured on my album.”
A 10 track CD of moving songs that speak of faith and hope, Crystal Aikin’s enormous voice will command the attention of audiences. “I am a worship conductor and singing for me has so much purpose,” says Aikin. “I don’t play around with it. We all have gifts and talents. Sometimes we take them places we shouldn’t. But for me, it is so important to honor my gift and to use it wisely. I believe that God has put a spiritual anointing on my voice to awaken the spiritually asleep and for deliverance and healing.”
The first single “I Desire More” is produced by Asaph A. Ward. A powerful ballad that urges a complete surrender to God, Aikin passionately sings: “Here I am on bended knees, with outstretched arms, crying Lord, not my will but your will; less of me and more of you.”
Also included on CRYSTAL AIKIN is the resonating “What If,” a thought stirring song of what if God said no
to miracles and blessings; while the jazz-inspired “Lord You Reign Forever” and “Turn To Him” are impassioned reminders to trust God and believe in the power of prayer. The energetic “He’s So Worthy” is a favorite of Aikin, who calls the song a “Gospel joint”, adding “He’s worthy of all the praise and all the glory. It provokes you, no matter what you might be feeling at that moment; you’re like ‘Umph! He’s so worthy!’”
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