Award winning and platinum-selling Word recording artist Point of Grace is set to release their first full studio project in 3 years on October 12th, with "I Choose You".
Showcasing a reenergized sound as well as new member Leigh Cappillino (former Truth vocalist and worship leader for Women of Faith conferences replaced original member Terry Jones this spring), the girls of Point Of Grace are more excited about this project "I Choose You" than just about any previous CD they've made over the past 11 years.
The decision to add Leigh to their ranks brought with it an added bonus, a new excitement Point Of Grace hadn't known they were lacking. "She's been an inspiration to all of us to work harder at our craft," Heather Payne says.
In addition to a retooled musical approach, the lyrics of Point Of Grace "I Choose You" album underwent a minor overhaul as well, born out of where the women are at in their lives. "We've had experiences that we didn't at 22 or 23," Denise Jones says. "I had a friend pass away and leave a widow with three kids. Those things make you say, "okay, let's stop and take a look at what life's really about.""
"We want to be vulnerable and honest about our feelings," Payne adds. "There are times when I have doubts. I ask why. I suffered a miscarriage. We struggle just like everyone else does..."
With a desire to do something different to end the Point Of Grace "I Choose You" album, A&R Director John Mays discovered a recorded reading from the book Pilgrim's Progress. The group paired it with a song titled "This is Your Land" and provided vocal orchestration beneath the reading for a Point of Grace song like no other.
Producers Wayne Kirkpatrick, David Zaffirro, Mark Hammond and Brent Bourgeois share credit for the project, which also features the more aggressive, vocally powerful track "I Choose You," the disc's first single.
"I always sing the sweet little solos here or there," Jones explains, "but for once I was encouraged to step out of that mold and really sing out and I got to do that on "I Choose You.""
In support of "I Choose You" album, Point of Grace will tour the country on their own tour dates as well as several Girls of Grace conferences.
Point Of Grace "I Choose You" album tracklisting:
1. I Choose You
3. Make It Real
6. Who Am I
7. Do It Again
8. Waiting in the Wings
9. God Is In It
10. For All You've Done
11. Arrival at the City
12. This is Your Land