Could They Make It? Entry 1: Selah
Just for fun, every now and then, let’s take a video of a group from a different genre and discuss how they would fare if they tried their hands—or, more precisely but less idiomatically, their voices—at Southern Gospel.
Pros: Female vocalist Amy Perry, taking the lead here, has a voice that would fit well in the genre. Unlike the ofttimes overly breathy vocals of some female CCM vocalists, her powerful, confident vocals would fit well. Also, their song selection would generally fit within the genre’s bounds. It could be fairly said that their projects are less progressive than, say, Gold City and Brian Free & Assurance.
Cons: Duos don’t go as far as trios in this genre. It would help if the pianist sang on this song (though, apparently, he either sings or provides some onstage banter, since a microphone was set up for him.)
So . . . what’s the verdict?