TASHA COBBS “GRACE”
There is something to be said about an artist who allows God to mature and develop the gifts he has manifested in them, so when the appointed time and opportunity are aligned, there is no question about it being right!
A new voice to many, but an experienced worshipper in her own right, EMI Gospel’s newest signee, Tasha Cobbs, exemplifies a readiness and ease on her debut CD “Grace,” that makes the musical journey a honest and enjoyable worship experience.
Produced by Cobbs’ labelmate, multi-wining producer and artist, VaShawn Mitchell, “Grace” opens with the up-tempo, anthemic praise tune “Get Up,” which transitions right into the adoring track “Love You Forever.” The opening lines of this song set the tone for what turns out to be another solid moment early on in the CD. “Your goodness, Your mercy and Your kindness towards me. Your love is so amazing it brings to my knees.” You just can’t go wrong with opening lyrics like that!
“Happy” is a tune that signifies just that…happiness! A song from her previous 2010 independent release “Smile,” the updated version takes it to new heights of inspiration. The upbeat message blends perfectly with this cheery praise and worship track that will have you humming along within seconds!
Probably one of the most moving moments on the project comes from the song “For Your Glory.” Cobbs conveys a transparency and delicateness in her delivery on this particular song that is just efortless. The atmosphere of worship leaps off the CD and hits you no matter where you are. And the same rings true for the title track “Grace.” A straightforward worship ballad that simply proclaims, “But for your grace, I’d be lost. If it wasn’t for Your grace.”
The album closes with the breakout single “Beak Every Chain,” originally performed by Jesus Culture and the pop rock inspired “Smile” and the soulful standout “Confidence,” both of which were also taken from her 2010 independent release.
With the debut of “Grace,” Tasha Cobbs has undoubtedly cemented herself in the changing landscape of Gospel music and for good reason! Not only is her vocal prowess and artistry easy to understand and gravitate to, her desire to minister to the masses is even easier to see. Despite “Grace” only having eight tracks, it worked in her favor. There’s nothing worse than wearing out the saints with too many songs. It’s better to leave them wanting more with 8 good songs, than 12 to 15 mediocre ones. So “Grace” slides by easily with NO CRICKETS! Theres no question you’ll like this one!