Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Whoa to Wow!" - Renee Spearman feat. D.J. Rogers

“Whoa to Wow!”
Renee Spearman feat. D.J. Rogers
JDI Records (2012)

“I can’t believe this is happening,” rues Renee Spearman.  “How in the world did I get here?” echoes D.J. Rogers.  

Both sing their anguished questions to the heavens, but both have faith that God will take them from “whoa” (bad) to “wow” (good) in due time. 

"Whoa to Wow!," a languorous song of encouragement, belongs as much to the soulful tenor Rogers as to the gospel-savvy Spearman, especially when they duet at the song’s pinnacle moment near the conclusion.  The radio version fades in medias res, but I prefer how the album version ends: Spearman and Rogers harmonizing on a major seventh chord.

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