Upon release of his last record, I strongly suggested that Shawn P. Derritt needed to get away from the punchless,
smooth jazz that made up the first half of the release, and stick to the Gospel Worship that closed out the record with
a flourish. While I am not here to take credit for the change, I am here to say that his latest album, Thank You,
is a much better project. This time around, Derritt used every musical instrument that he could find, added plenty of
background vocals, and created a record that sounds strong and full of energy and hope. If given the opportunity to
nitpick, I would ask for stronger lyrical focus as we move forward. Overall, I am happy with the steps forward that
Shawn P. Derritt has taken with his latest release, and I am already looking forward to the next project!
- Review date: 8/10/09, written by Rob Tyson of Jesusfreakhideout.com