Ten-time Grammy winner Cece Winans' long-awaited new album, 'Let Them Fall In Love,' is set for release on February 3, 2017 via Puresprings Gospel/Thirty Tigers. Recording her first solo album in nearly a decade, the multiplatinum-selling artist returned to the studio in both New York and Nashville to cut her most adventurous album yet. Produced by her son Alvin Love III, along with Winans' long-time collaborator Tommy Sims (Garth Brooks, Michael McDonald, Bonnie Raitt), and mixed by Dae Bennett (Tony Bennett, Amy Winehouse, Olivia Newton-John) and Jimmy Douglass (Pharrell Williams, Michael Buble), 'Let Them Fall In Love' finds Winans at the peak of her artistry.
The ten tracks are polished with emotion and confidence and come alive with Winans' iconic voice. Musically, big band horns and strings from the Nashville String Machine come together in a glorious blend of past and present, with arrangements that simultaneously recall the heyday of Motown while still sounding undeniably modern.
Winans inhabits each song on the record so fully in part because she's lived their stories. On "Hey Devil!," she's joined by fellow vocal powerhouses The Clark Sisters for a playful rebuke of temptation, while "Lowly" is a lesson about pride and humility aimed at the young men and women who might need it most. Winans' eclectic ability shines through on the pedal steel country waltz of "Why Me," a song she discovered when she was invited to perform it live with its writer, Kris Kristofferson.On the album's other cover, "Dancing in The Spirit" (written by Lady Peachena), Winans is joined by Hezekiah Walker and his choir for a jubilant celebration.
It's the album's closer and title track, though, that seems to light Winans up more than any other."The first song I heard was "Let Them Fall In Love," and I told my son that it had to be the heartbeat of the record," says Winans. "There's a lot of different styles and a lot of strong messages on there, but all of them are to bring us to the point of falling in love with love, faith, joy, and peace. This is why I came back after nine years."
Winans will tour major markets in 2017, and those dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
'Let Them Fall In Love' track list:
1. He's Never Failed Me Yet
2. Run To Him
3. Hey Devil!
4. Peace From God
5. Why Me
7. Never Have To Be Alone
8. Dancing In The Spirit
10. Let Them Fall In Love
CECE WINANS AND HER PURESPRINGS GOSPEL LABEL SIGN DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH THIRTY TIGERS
Ten-time Grammy winning American music icon and best-selling female gospel artist of all time CeCe Winans is thrilled to announce a new distribution agreement with Thirty Tigers, which will manage the physical and digital distribution of Winans' music, including her first solo release in nine years coming in 2017.
"CeCe Winans is a legend, but a legend who is not resting on her laurels," said Thirty Tigers President David Macias. "When the opportunity came up to work with her I was beyond ecstatic. It's an honor to go out and fight for an artist who means so much to so many, as CeCe does."
With a career in music that spans over 30 years, CeCe Winans has sold over five million albums in the U.S. alone; charted hit singles in multiple formats including R&B, Urban AC and Gospel; authored three books including her acclaimed memoir 'On A Positive Note'; and acted in several television series. In addition to her ten Grammys, she has won 20 Dove Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, and has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame. Earlier this year, CeCe accepted an invitation to be a member of the 2016 Artist Committee for the Kennedy Center Honors.
Last month, Winans performed at the sixth annual Thirty Tigers Gospel Brunch during Americanafest. She looks forward to other future collaborations.
About Thirty Tigers:
Thirty Tigers is a music marketing, management, distribution, and publishing company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Thirty Tigers Distribution has served as a label infrastructure for a vast client base including The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chase Rice, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Bingham, Patty Griffin, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Trampled By Turtles, and many others in their 14 years of working with Sony/RED Distribution.