Title: Another Chance
Artist: Joshua’s Troop
Label: New Haven
Formats: CD, Digital
Release date: November 23, 2018
One of the most amazing things about gospel music is how uniquely it is communicated, depending on the generation. Joshua’s Troop, fortunately, has the opportunity to speak to this generation of gospel listeners through their high energy and high praise music. Infusing contemporary hip-hop and spoken word elements with familiar gospel sensibilities, Another Chance brings Joshua’s Troop’s message of redemption to today’s youth. Produced and co-written by legendary gospel talent Percy Gray, Jr. (New Direction, Chicago Mass Choir), “Another Chance is electrifyingly eclectic—featuring songs of encouragement, evangelism, repentance, testimony, worship, and even a rousing a cappella piece.”
Joshua’s Troop was originally formed as a community youth choir that aimed to provide urban Chicago teens a positive alternative to gang and street life. The group is comprised of teenagers and young adults from age sixteen and beyond.
The title track, “Another Chance,” has gained major streaming and radio play across the nation. Radio promoter Snoopy Hanna of Mighty Dominion Entertainment says, “‘Another Chance’ has ‘hit’ written all over it: contagious melody, irresistible groove, fresh production, and heartfelt message!” An alternative mix of the song has rapper D Nell joining soloist Gerald Moore (G Moe).
New Haven Records president, Ken Harding, is delighted with the project: “Time and again, God offers all of us ‘another chance.’ Joshua’s Troop was formed to give kids ‘another chance.’ And New Haven Records couldn’t be more pleased to have another opportunity to share Joshua Troop’s music with the world!”
Reviewed by Bobby Davis