Mandisa Releases New Album ‘Out of the Dark’

–update: The giveaway associated with this record review has ended–

Mandisa’s latest album, Out of the Dark, is enjoyable to listen to, but also has a strong message of Christ’s redemptive power.

The album is complete with catchy beats, strong lyrics, and contributions from industry-leading artists such as TobyMac, Britt Nicole, Kirk Franklin, and Jeremy Camp.

As with all of Mandisa’s previous albums, Out of the Dark almost pure pop. However, it’s anything but typical. Lyrically, there is significant depth, and Mandisa chooses to stay away from the typical and overused sounds in the mainstream pop arena, sometimes even straying to a hip-hop/gospel sound. Some songs feature piano, and others have piano music.

Throughout the entire album, there is a consistent theme of darkness and light, reflecting Mandisa’s personal struggle with depression. In one of the songs, she says, “He lifted me up out of the pit. All glory to God!”

There’s also an undertone of hope. In her song entitled I’m Still Here, she says “the best is yet to come,” implying that God is not done with her yet, and there is hope for tomorrow.

In Unfinished, Mandisa modifies her claim in her hit single Overcomer from her previous album. She says that yes, we are overcomers, but God lets hard things happen in our lives to make us into masterpieces.

Overall, the album will not disappoint. Mandisa delivers once again!

Secondly Magazine is giving away a copy of Mandisa’s Out of the Dark CD. If you would like to enter the drawing, please comment below and answer this question: Who is your favorite singer and why? The winner will be announced this Saturday!

This giveaway is provided by Propeller Consulting. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review. If you’ve won a prize from FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.




7 thoughts on “Mandisa Releases New Album ‘Out of the Dark’

  1. My favorite musician (for the moment) is singer/songwriter Beth Crowley, because of the depth of emotion that she achieves in her lyrics. Her new single, “Reasons” is amazing, and I have had it on repeat for the past week! 🙂

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  2. God’s blessings are apparent with this artist and many blessing go out to her. I plee the blood of Jesus over her art, her music and continued success! The music career is a very difficult one to enter, but with Christ you will make it (remember only the faith of a mustard seed is needed!) and you will be so succesuccesful and I am so very proud the have the opportunity to even comment on your talent! And upmost God’s continue blessings, indeed!! God’s, Grace, Mercy, and Peace be with you as well as your talent and every endeavor always!! TinaLeAnn Bice!! 🙏❤️🌈

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    1. Congrats! You were randomly selected to win a copy of Mandisa’s new CD ‘Out of the Dark’! Please use the contact form on our About page to send us your email address. Thanks!


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