About "Out of the Dark":
Mandisa wrote her song “Overcomer” in 2013 to encourage her close friend Kisha, who was battling breast cancer. Mandisa really believed and prayed that God was going to heal her, but when Kisha went to be with Jesus in 2014, Mandisa’s foundation was shaken in a way she never expected. She fell into a deep pit of depression for close to 3 years, shutting out her friends, family and the rest of the world. Mandisa believes if she had kept going down that road she was on, she would not be here today… but God stepped in and lifted her out of that pit by using her close friends to communicate their love for her and God’s love for her. This album is Mandisa’s way of letting her fans into her story – it’s called 'Out Of The Dark' because that is exactly where God lifted her out of!
"Out of the Dark" was released on May 19th and I have listened to it at least once a day since. While I don't have other Mandisa CD's, I can be heard singing her hit song "Overcomer" at the top of my voice every time I hear it playing on the radio. Just keep in mind that I didn't say I sounded good while doing it! This isn't your typical album where you hear one song after another, in the very beginning we hear a voicemail as Mandisa's friend calls to see how she is. "I'm Still Here" is her comeback song. I can relate to the lyrics about the overcomer losing her will to fight but by the grace of God I am also still here. The whole album is filled with songs about hope, grace, and trusting in the Lord.
View Mandisa talk openly about her depression on Good Morning America here. View Mandisa's story behind the album here and the acoustic video for "Unfinished” here. Purchase a copy on Amazon or other retailers here.
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