Review: GI “God’s Image”

giAt one point it seemed like the all male gospel group was a dying breed. We started to see a resurgence a couple of years ago with 21:03 and so far they are still going strong. Now, it looks like more groups are beginning to come to the forefront. A new group, GI,  is next in line with their CD entitled God’s Image.

GI has a very familiar sound. After a few minutes of listening to this CD, you will quickly notice that GI sounds a lot like some of the popular R&B groups like Dru Hill or Az Yet. There is one major difference. GI is clearly focused on lifting up the name of the Lord. They are undoubtedly on a mission to minister the gospel.

God’s Image is a CD that is comprised of an interesting mixture of songs. It includes renditions of Kirk Franklin’s “Silver and Gold” and Ashford and Simpson’s “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand”. That’s right, that wasn’t a typo. I definitely would not expect any group to redo “Reach Out and Touch…” However, both renditions were fine performances.

Out of all the songs on the CD, I would have to say that “Get Up” is the money song. It is one of those songs that just has a great energy to it. I’m sure you’ll be hearing “Get Up” at your next gospel skate party.

From a vocal perspective, GI does a little too much riffing and running for my taste. There were points where I could not understand what they were saying. I know riffing is common place in male groups, but I think that was a little to much. I could be wrong but it just came off as really excessive to me.

I strongly suggest that you preview this album before buying it. I did not get a sense of uniqueness when listening to this CD. I think it is a solid first project and I commend GI for their work in ministry. I just do not think that this CD will have a huge impact on the industry as a whole.

You can experience “God’s Image” for yourself here:

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