16 Songs, 1 Hour, 6 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his sophomore solo album, Isaac Carree enlists an impressive roster of guest stars to expand the horizons of his sound. Reset is an ambitious project that finds the gospel veteran leaning in a modern R&B/pop direction without sacrificing his sanctified content. Carree’s emotive tenor is in fine shape as he avoids grandstanding in favor of a smoothly persuasive style. Case in point: “Clean This House,” a prayerful confessional ballad cowritten with R. Kelly (who adds his trademark vocals to a remixed version of the track included here). Songs like “Lifestyle” (a mellow acoustic number about living your faith 24/7) and “Knock Knock” (a reggae-slanted celebration of God’s transforming power featuring rapper Twyse) are unified by Carree’s warm and inviting delivery. The natural single pick is “Famous,” standing out for its ’70s-style soul groove and praise-filled lyrics. “But God” finds James Fortune contributing exuberant vocals, while “So Glad” gives such luminaries as Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, and Kierra Shead turns at the mic. The themes of personal change and healing are constant throughout Reset.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his sophomore solo album, Isaac Carree enlists an impressive roster of guest stars to expand the horizons of his sound. Reset is an ambitious project that finds the gospel veteran leaning in a modern R&B/pop direction without sacrificing his sanctified content. Carree’s emotive tenor is in fine shape as he avoids grandstanding in favor of a smoothly persuasive style. Case in point: “Clean This House,” a prayerful confessional ballad cowritten with R. Kelly (who adds his trademark vocals to a remixed version of the track included here). Songs like “Lifestyle” (a mellow acoustic number about living your faith 24/7) and “Knock Knock” (a reggae-slanted celebration of God’s transforming power featuring rapper Twyse) are unified by Carree’s warm and inviting delivery. The natural single pick is “Famous,” standing out for its ’70s-style soul groove and praise-filled lyrics. “But God” finds James Fortune contributing exuberant vocals, while “So Glad” gives such luminaries as Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, and Kierra Shead turns at the mic. The themes of personal change and healing are constant throughout Reset.

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About Isaac Carree

Gospel singer Isaac Carree was born April 29, 1973 and grew up in North Carolina, where he began singing solos in church (his mother was a pastor at New Beginnings Community Outreach Church in Greensboro, North Carolina). Possessing a fine tenor voice, Carree later sang in John P. Kee's V.I.P. Choir before leaving to form the gospel quartet Men of Standard with Michael Bacon, Bryan Pierce, and Lowell Pye (the group later became a trio with the departure of Bacon). The group signed to the Malaco Records subsidiary Muscle Shoals and released four critically acclaimed albums on the imprint between 1996 and 2004 before releasing a fifth album on Columbia Records in 2006. During a Men of Standard hiatus, Carree recorded and released a solo album, Uncommon Me, late in the summer of 2011. ~ Steve Leggett

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