I was recently given the opportunity to review Mandisa's newest album, Out of the Dark. Many may remember her previous hits such as "Overcomer" and "Stronger." She wrote the song "Overcomer" for her friend Lakisha who was in the midst of battling breast cancer. Sadly, Kisha lost her battle. This event sent Mandisa into a tailspin that sent her into a deep depression that lasted for close to three years.
She shut out her friends and family. Her friends never gave up on her even when she ignored phone calls and visits.
In "Out of the Dark," Mandisa shares her story of when she was in her depression as well as how she eventually came out of it with help from her friends, but more importantly, God.
I have the "deluxe edition" album which has a whopping 18 tracks on it. There are a few, however, that aren't actually songs. In fact, track one shares some of the voice mails that Mandisa's friends left for her during her time of depression.
There are a lot of featured artists on this album as well including TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, Britt Nicole, and Jeremy Camp.
One of the things I have always loved about Mandisa is her transparency. She shares her heart in this album and it's amazing to see. She holds nothing back about where she was (in a pit of deep despair that almost took her life) and where she is now (a daughter of the one true King).
One of my favorite songs is track 2, "I'm Still Here." And for anyone who has heard the song "Dear John" should really enjoy track 9 on the new album.
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