LeJuene Thompson is an award-winning, contemporary gospel singer, with a voice so compelling and a singing style so captivating that she has been handpicked to work with some of the biggest names in Gospel Music including Donald Lawrence and John P. Kee.
We recently caught up with Universal Music Christian Group/Fontana recording artist who is set to release her third album, The Evolution of Me, in the summer of 2012. Down to earth and sweet, she talked to us about the rough road traveled to the new project.
Written by LeJuene and Cedric Thompson, the first single from the CD, “Let God Do It,” was penned at a time when they were both feeling discouraged. Having worked on the album for almost two years, the journey was filled with challenges including family illnesses and deaths. “We were both at rock bottom, ground zero and we came to the realization that there was nothing we could do about these situations on our own, so we had to just sit back and let God do it,” she said. “We wrote this song to let people know that even when no amount of money, no amount of friends, can change your situation, you can let God do it.”
This mid-tempo song is performed in a classic contemporary gospel style, with a laid back musical accompaniment that allows LeJuene to show off her warm tones, wide range, and signature flourishes in a song that both implores and challenges the listener to “Let God Do It.” The single was produced by Cedric Thompson for Ced’s Productions. It also features their son Cedric “CJ” Thompson, Jr. on the drums.
LeJuene is thrilled to be in the midst of completing her forthcoming album. It is nothing less than a true Labor of Love. She wrote several songs on the CD with her husband, Cedric Thompson, a veteran and award-winning musician, songwriter and producer. For LeJuene, writing is a relatively new venture for her, but she says that sharing her experiences is a blessing for her, and she hopes it will bless others
1. Why Gospel? I’ve had the opportunity to dabble in other forms of music but I feel I’ve been called to Gospel. I worked with Vy Higginsen who wrote Broadway’s “Mama I Want To Sing” and she put it best when she said ” It aint nothin’ like Gospel Music.
2. If you weren’t an artist, what would your profession be? I have always been really athletic and involved in sports even running track in high school so I’d probably be a sports coach of some sort.
3. Who is your dream duet partner? O wow. This is gonna sound a little strange but Elton John. I got a chance to see him perform at the Grammy’s and I went crazy. Amazing talent.
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article courtesy of GospelLyfe.com