Adrianne Archie | He That Hath An Ear, Let Him Hear

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He That Hath An Ear, Let Him Hear

by Adrianne Archie

Inspiritional soul with mixes of R&B/Soul/Gospel/Jazz/Rock... "Soulful, refreshing, lyrically potent, untraditional..." Adrianne Archie is changing the face of gospel music and is being embraced by ALL. Alas...
Genre: Urban/R&B: Neo-Soul
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1. Welcome
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2. Who Jesus Is
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3. Always On Time
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4. It Is Well (Prelude)
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5. It Is Well
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6. Praise Elevation
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7. Way We Praise
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8. Push Myself
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9. Used To Do
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10. What A Fellowship
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11. He That Hath An Ear, Let Him Hear
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12. Aingonlechugo
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13. Take It
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14. Jesus U Reign
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15. Way Home
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16. Saints Go Marchin In
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17. U Never Change
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18. Why Not Take A Chance
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Adrianne Archie-12/18/1980/Louisville, KY/Soul LinQ Productions

"He That Hath an Ear, Let Him Hear" (HTHAELHH), a reference to Revelations 2:29, and 3:22, is a fitting title for Adrianne Archie's debut album. Gone is the responsibility of the artist to shape her sound to fit the homogenized group called "audience." Simply put, those who have spiritual ears will hear what the spirit says. Moreover, those who have musical ears will find the messenger so, so easy to love.

HTHAELHH is a genius musical revision of church service, in groove mode! (Can you say "The Roots?") The first interlude is a welcome song, which evokes the hugging and handshaking that occurs during black church fellowship. The album also includes devotionals that can be called anything but standard, and songs that pack the power of sermons. The album even ends with an invitation to salvation, in which Archie sings, "Why not take a chance? A chance on love?"

What is a church service without testimonial? "Always on Time," easily one of the most beautifully crafted songs on the album, is Archie's personal testimony about her miraculous recovery from spinal degeneration. In it, Archie adds a witness's whisper to a Dr. Dre-esque beat.

"Always on Time" is just one example of the combination of Afro-Christian adages with other musical influences. Herein lies Archie's genius. In songs like "It is Well," (preceded by Joel L. Goodwin's masterful keyboarding of the original song), "What a Fellowship," and "Saints Go Marching In" (a reprise to "Way Home"), Archie remixes the songs of her foremothers and fathers fiercely, bringing her generation's voice to the church service. These songs, laced with the wisdom and hope of a people forced to endure, are Archie's birthright. HTHAELHH pays tribute to the deacons and mothers of the church who sang their songs from the deepest pit of their bellies, armed with little more than a tambourine and the stomping of their work-worn feet.

Still, Archie is much more than a revisionist. Songs like "Way We Praise," "Aingonlechugo," and "You Never Change" illustrate her originality, her ability to interpret proverbs with a fresh sound. Remix or original, none of these songs would work without Archie's crisp delivery, her incredible range, her willingness to dilute her strong alto to a hush for effect, or her experimentation with rhythm and chant. Words alone can't explain the other sounds-the climbing up the musical scale, the twisting and turning of notes until they are something new altogether, the runs that seem infinite, the notes that start in the diaphragm and dance somewhere between a field holler and a grandmother's hum, the quiet notes sang in a clear falsetto that grow rocks in the throat and make the tears fall free. HTHAELHH is an example of what music mingled with ministry can be.

Adrianne Archie has grown from the pigtailed girl who sang standards with a woman's voice, shifting from one foot to the other, encouraged by church members shouting "Let him use ya!" She listened to their advice, laying "self" aside to become an open-mouth messenger, pushing sinners and self-proclaimed saints to recognize their similarities. In the end, we are all His children; we are all so easy to love.


Influences: Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Kim Burrell, D'Angelo

Shared the stage with the following artist:

Ce Ce Winans 2005, Patrick Lundy 2005, Stephen Hurd, Shea Norman 2005, T.R.U.T.H 2005, Walter Hawkins 2005, Darius Brooks 2005, Kim Burrell, Witness and Detric Haddon 2004, Kurt Carr and The Kurt Carr Singers 2004, Vicki Winnans, Karen Clark-Sheard, Fred Hammond 2001, James Hall and Youthful Praise 2002, Tonex and Marvin Sapp 2002/2003, Remy Shand, Ruff Endz and Nappy Roots 2001, Nikki Giovanni 1998


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Jessica R. Allen


The music is very uplifting and inspiring. It relates to real life situations, and can keep a person motivated to do what's right. Because of my surroundings over this past summer, listening to HTHAELHH helped get me through.

erin

this girl is a beast!
omg! this girl is crazy! why am i just hearing about her? lyrics, music, production, everything- simply awesome! i can't wait for what's next!

CW


This CD is a must have!!! The entire CD is solid and pure!! What a true talent and gift from GOD!! Adrianne, thanks for sharing another reason why we should love and worship Jesus and taking it to another level.. you are the truth...

Jacqui

Meaningful, Christ-Centered and Soulful!!
This album is AWESOME! I just "discovered" this artist recently on XM radio, and I am so glad that I did. Ms. Archie's music contains the Soul of Jill Scott, the Intelligent, Evocative Songwriting of India Arie and -- of course -- the Heart of Christ. I loved it.

G. Miller

The World Need to Know About Adiranne Archie!!!
This entire CD is FANTASTIC. AD's obvious love for her Savior is quite evident. Her talent is remarkable. Every trac just blesses. The sound is smooth, contemporary and the message is strong. I have a teenaged daughter that is just starting to sing and is absolutely inspired by this very gifted songstress, musician and singer. Keep up the great work and please keep us posted on whats going on with you!

Min Tommy L Jones Jr


Wow ! Word's really can't express the powerful Gift that God has placed in this young lady. Her Style is like no other around this area at all. It is fresh , creative and exciting and most of all she is annointed to do what she does. She makes this seem so easy and I am so proud of her and I honestly believe that God is about to do something huge with this extraordinary Gift that she has! The music is something that will touch everyone in a special way! Keep up the Great Work!

LaMonte Frierson


This is really like a gospel Lauren Hill feel... this is nice...

Terrell K.

The New Face of Inspirational Soul
I love this Cd. It is filled with songs that are spiritual without being preachy and I love that. Besides the lyrical content being great,and the production being on point... THIS GIRL CAN FLAT OUT SANG. Her vocals are so crisp. She shiines on "Praise Elevation", and "Way WE Praise", just to name a few.

Katrina A., Detroit

FRESHMAN ALBUM!! No way!
I heard Always On Time on the net, liked it instantly, then the same station played U Never Change and I was like who is she and where do I find the album. There is not one bad song on the CD. A freshman, No way. Archie you made this one while going thru a sickness. What is the Sophomore, healed one going to be like. WOW in advance, for the Blessingsss in store for us, on the next CD. I really needed U Never Change and the Welcome song. Because sometime its not so easy, but God makes it that way....

K. Bell

AMAZING!
This CD is amazingly awesome! The musical arrangements are genius! I can't wait until the next CD is released.
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