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In a time where society is in dire need for music to reflect our current social climate and talk to hearts and minds in a deeper way, Surrender boldly fills a void and positions itself as a beacon of light and inspiration for others to follow. “We’ve all been put on earth to make a difference for other human beings,” says Chambers.
Life by its very definition entails evolution. To fully evolve, one must be transformed through various trials and tribulations. However, these experiences often inspire resiliency of the human spirit and make for great artistry. It is this very lesson that is the essence of Surrender, the soul-baring fourth solo album by Grammy-winning songwriter Gordon Chambers. A soul-searching musical sojourn from heartbreak and hope, Surrender is an inspirational odyssey of Chambers’ personal testimonies and heartfelt vocals. Supported by a notable cast of featured artists--such as three-time Grammy-winning recording artist Lalah Hathaway and two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Eric Roberson--Surrender is a melodious offering of faith, optimism and perseverance set to the tempos of timeless R&B, pop and gospel.
After accruing two decades worth of accolades penning chart-topping hits for icons and legends such as Anita Baker (“I Apologize”), Angie Stone (“No More Rain”), Brandy, Tamia, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight (“Missing You”), Beyonce (“After All Is Said And Done”)--along with three successful solo albums under his belt (featuring Grammy-nominated guests Ledisi and Carl Thomas)--Chambers found himself at a fork in the road. His third solo album, 2011’s Sincere, yielded the much buzzed-about Darien Dorsey-produced track “I Can’t Love You (If You Don’t Love You).