Los Angeles, CA — Multiple-award winner and one-fourth of legendary gospel group The Winans, Marvin Winans, has his sights set on the June 26, 2012, release of Marvin L. Winans Presents: The Praise & Worship Experience, his first album in five years and debut offering through MLW Productions, Inc., a new company he started that provides him an opportunity to work closely with his son, Marvin Winans, Jr., who serves as President/General Manager.
One of gospel music’s foremost vocalists, Winans — alongside a who’s who of gospel music’s biggest names and tastemakers — took to the stage at the very church he planted in 1989, Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan, to record The Praise & Worship Experience, a display of the singer’s love of church music.
“The first thing I hope people walk away with from this Experience is the joy and the presence of the Lord,” says Winans, who self-produced the album. “I also
hope people walk away more intelligent with respect to gospel music — that it’s not just one genre, but a broad spectrum of praise and worship.”
Indeed, The Praise & Worship Experience runs the gamut from joyous, Latin-infused praise (“Glory to God”) to airy, Andraé Crouch-styled melodies (“Eyes on You”) and choral Sunday-morning fare (“Reach Out and Touch Him”). The project’s leadoff single, “Draw Me Close/Thy Will Be Done,” has already impacted radio and is rising on the gospel charts with each week on the airwaves.