If you’re looking for a soundtrack for your new year’s resolutions, take a listen to Grammy-winner Dorinda Clark Cole’s latest release In The Face of Change. The 6-track EP was quietly released on September 21, 2009 through Harvestime Ministries. The project came about through Dorinda’s association with Verizon Wireless as a judge on their famous How Sweet The Sound Choir Competition.
I was a little worried that this independent venture was an indication that Dorinda had split with the label that launched her solo career, GospoCentric Records. However, a rep from Zomba Gospel Group confirms Dr. Cole is still on the label’s roster.
For this set, the Clark Sister known as the “jazzy one” takes a few refreshing departures. Breaking from her usual choice of traditional gospel as a musical backdrop, Dorinda wraps her voice around some energetic, inspirational, adult contemporary fare. Though the songs specifically have the mainstream in mind, they keep the gospel at heart.