- reviewed by LaTonya Taylor Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2004 1 Aug
- He's Alright
- He Will Supply
- My Faith
- In Your Arms
- Let God Arise
- The Question Is
- God Did It
- Where You Go
The four members of Fortitude—Jamie Simond, Cinque Cullar, Leon "Rock" Guyton and Teddy Jackson—first recorded together as NuWave. Their independent release,
This self-titled project, Fortitude's first for Word/Warner, features the Chicago natives singing a blend of R&B- and pop-influenced gospel. Highlights include the opening track, "He's Alright," featuring a sleek, churchified R&B sound; the tight harmonies and graceful keys of "He Will Supply"; and the tender lead vocals, pop stylings and comparatively thoughtful lyrics of "In Your Arms."
The album includes a version of "The Question Is" (yes,
Make no mistake—these guys sing well together. But at this point, there's no comparison to the real standard-bearers in the contemporary gospel/R&B genre—the greats like The Winans, Commissioned in its heyday and Men of Standard's stronger work.