Journey to Freedom (CD)Michelle Williams
The Grammy ® award-winning singer/songwriter needs no introduction: member of internationally acclaimed female group Destiny’s Child. Michelle is a hit-making solo singer in her own right as well as an stage actress (“Aida, The Color Purple, Chicago, & Fela!).
But it’s a different Michelle Williams who will be greeting long-time fans and winning over new ones with her first album in five years, Journey to Freedom. The urban inspirational project deftly showcases the singer’s natural talent and versatility. As Williams simply notes, This is What’s in My Heart.
The project’s lead single is If We Had Your Eyes (featuring Fantasia). The track’s driving, mid-tempo rhythm provides the perfect backdrop for Williams’ strong, piercing soprano as she encourages listeners to examine their faith from God’s perspective: “If we had Your eyes, we’d see things right / if we could just see from Your point of view, then most things won’t be as they seem.” The follow up single is the African-inspired Say Yes, with guest turns from Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland joining Williams.
The in-demand harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Rowland) helmed the bulk of journey to freedom. The result is an arresting fusion of R&B, hip-hop, pop, dance and African-influenced beats and rhythms paired with relatable messages about faith, inner strength, patience and joy.
Now Williams is exuberantly embracing her journey to freedom. “I’m still standing,” says the singer, “stronger and free from what people think. I’m here to do me. And that’s what this journey is about: encouraging people to trust their inner voice and go for it.”
Running Time60 min
1.Need Your Help
4.Fall (ft Lecrae & Tye Tribett)
7.Just Like You
9.Believe In Me
10.In the Morning
11.If We Had Your Eyes (ft Fantasia)
12.Say Yes (ft Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland)