Like everyone who starts singing as a child, it wasn’t difficult to assume that Marquita would pursue a professional career as an artist. After years of singing as a lead vocalist with the UAB Gospel Choir, writing and arranging traditional gospel songs and helping to chart albums, most were shocked to hear her independent sound. No one was doing gospel the way she does it. And she does it well. With heart pounding beats and synths overlaid with smooth effortless backgrounds and surprising vocal arrangements, Marquita presents the gospel in an ear catching, heart piercing kind of way. Shaping the true words of Scripture, she uses personal experiences and her own testimonies to bring real issues to light. In a world where :what happens after Sunday stays there” Marquita challenges listeners to be accountable, be motivated, and be DRIVEN to go above and beyond the mediocre way of basic Christian life, into the waves, into purpose.
With a no holds barred attitude she shares the painful and the prophetic, the hopelessness and the happiness, the bitter and the blessing. The layers in this album will keep you listening and digging deeper, and striving to do more before next Sunday.