Lurine Cato’s pre-album launch at West End club, 100 Wardour St, ignited a fire that continues to burn. With only 48-hour marketing, the place was filled with her family, friends, media and music industry people; people who just turned up, and those who just love her music.
Her live performance included an acoustic version of her hit, ‘Power’, and a funky soul version of ‘Release’, with female rapper Tneek, followed by her moving gospel version of ‘Running’ (Naughty Boy & Beyoncé). Lurine was joined by Patrick Alan (host of Music Box Live) and they testified and ministered to a largely secular audience, who cheered, sang along and danced to ‘Wave it Away’.
‘Chosen To Serve’ entered the UK Christian & Gospel Chart at number 6 on Friday 21 October – thirteen tracks, each song with its own message. ‘Shemotion’ is about recognising the Lion within us is God, and that in spite of the pain, we are still standing. ‘Pressure’ – a collaboration track featuring Isaiah Raymond, the sultry-voiced Faye Simpson, and rapper Triple O – speaks to everyone who realises that when the pressure of life has overtaken them, God will kill the pressure! These are just two amazing tracks on the album. Other featured tracks include: Lurine singing ‘Never Alone’ with artiste Philippa Hanna, and ‘Release’ with Tneek. The title track, ‘Chosen To Serve’, has been already been highlighted as an all-time great!
With four producers – Ian Copeland Green, Shaun Stewart, Marcus Johnson and Mark Qura Rankin (USA) – the strength of the writing and production makes it not only a top Christian album, but a top album, regardless of genre. Rankin states: “Listening to Lurine’s album was very inspiring. The project is cohesive and it’s not just what UK Gospel needs right now, but gospel music globally needs this project. I am honoured and privileged to be a part of this process. I’m looking forward to seeing Lurine’s music ministry blossom. It’s her time now!”
‘Chosen To Serve’ is available to download at iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotifyand is available worldwide.