Hezekiah Walker, one of the most renowned voices of Gospel will be releasing his 13th CD, “Souled Out,” November 4 on Zomba Gospel. The title track, also the first single, boasts the signature high-powered praise of Walker’s formidable choir. The title song is a sure to be a classic.
“In this day and age that we’re living in – with high gas prices, the mortgage crisis, job problems, the economy — a lot of times that can really hold people back from giving themselves to God and to the church,” Walker said. “What I’m trying to communicate to everyone is that we have really made up in our minds that there’s no turning back. We’re going all the way with this Jesus thing. We’re completely ‘souled out.’ Our soul is completely given over to God.”
Produced by Donald Lawrence, “Souled Out” fuses up-tempo rhythms with Walker’s straight-to-the-heart worship style and traditional Gospel lyrics. Guests on the album include Ricardo Sanchez on the uplifting “Moving Forward” and Shawn McLemore on the reprise of the classically rendered “It Shall Come To Pass.”
One of Hezekiah Walker’s personal favorites is the melodically rich “God Favored Me,” featuring DJ Rogers and Marvin Sapp. “O Give Thanks” is a harmonic treat that is a traditional timepiece that continues to assert that Walker means business when it comes to Sunday morning worship. While the waltz-like, almost romantic “There’s No Way I Could Live Without You” is a song of thanksgiving and adoration that also works as a choral acknowledgment of the many blessings God has bestowed on the life of this famed choir.
When not leading his blockbuster ensemble or splitting his time pasturing churches in New York and Pennsylvania, Hezekiah Walker gets behind a microphone of a different sort: he’s a radio host on New York’s 1190 WLIB. He also is currently a celebrity judge for Verizon Wireless’ national choir competition How Sweet The Sound.
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