“The Journey Continues” Double CD

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Description

Double Disc Album includes a 20-page booklet.

The Journey Continues embodies a collection of lyrical themes, including political accountability, the fun complexities of family reunions, and sanctified lifestyles. The album is made up of 21 tracks, each standing on their own as they differ melodically and structurally; however, the tracks blend, offering a cohesive record with something for everyone. The album is a storybook of Lothlen’s life, as it takes the listener on a very personal journey, starting with Lothlen’s early years with The Gospel Clouds and Infinity and spanning almost a decade of working through the loss of loved ones whom he spent a lifetime making music with. While working through his grief, Leonard began to hear the music and lyrics, the orchestration and arrangements. This catharsis has given birth to an entirely new inspiration… a new beginning. The Journey Continues touches on themes of everyday human experience, including love, grief, pain, and hope. As a native to Oakland, California, Lothlen chose to feature several artists on the album, all of which are an integral part of the Gospel music scene of his hometown. 

“God is My Strength” (featuring James Mitchell) was the first of several singles released off of The Journey Continues. The track was written to encourage others to find their strength in God when they cannot find it within themselves. Similar themes of peace and love are found on the record, including the track “Reunion” (featuring The Sons of The Soul Revivers), which celebrates the importance of family, laughter, and conversation. As the world reemerges from the isolation imposed by the pandemic, the song offers a chance to immerse yourself into reuniting with humanity and reprioritizing love. Other tracks off the record expand on similar subjects, as “Peace and Harmony” (featuring BJ Kemp) speaks for itself, and the track “Sanctified Woman” (featuring Brenda Jeff) serves as an anthem for the woman’s movement within the church. 

DISC ONE

  1. IN THE PRESENCE [feat. Derick Hughes] 5:16
  2. REUNION [feat. The Sons of the Soul Revivers] 5:08
  3. SANCTIFIED WOMAN [feat. Brenda Jeff] 4:12
  4. DON’T LET THE DEVIL RIDE 4:53
  5. GOD IS MY STRENGTH [feat. James Mitchell] 3:55
  6. ONE SWEET DAY [feat. Gail Goodwin Webb] 6:26
  7. TAKE IT TO JESUS [feat. Jerry Dayce & Darryl Stickman] 4:32
  8. EVERLASTING LIFE [feat. Frank Morgan] 6:19
  9. WHEN WILL IT END 6:11
  10. HEY WORLD [feat. BJ Kemp] 5:14
  11. PEACE AND HARMONY [feat. BJ Kemp] 4:04

DISC TWO

  1. LIVING FOR JESUS 4:10
  2. SAD DAY [feat. Alfern Webb-Brown] 5:39
  3. TAKE AWAY MY PAIN 5:32
  4. SISTA 5:26
  5. HEAVEN (Don’t You Want to Go?) 5:47
  6. WOMAN OF MINE 3:05
  7. REAL SOON 3:44
  8. GOTTA KEEP IT REAL [feat. Agerman] 3:43
  9. A SIMPLE SONG 4:18
  10. TILL WE MEET AGAIN 5:05

Produced by: Carl Wheeler
Executive Producer: Leonard B. Lothlen
Recorded, engineered, and mixed by:
Carl Wheeler at FM Studios, Emeryville, CA
Asst. Engineer: Emery Barter
Mastered by: Henry Sarmiento / Sonic Vista Stu
“Gotta Keep It Real” Produced by:
Ehan ‘Goldfingaz’ McAlister for Fireworks Productions
Recorded at: Fireworks Studios Sacramento CA
Mixed and Mastered by: Michael Denten at Infinite Studios, Alameda, CA
Original Artwork & Design: Katie Hildreth / NoizePro.com
Project Manager: Leigh Brannon
Publishing: Immeasurable Publishing Company [ASCAP]
Music Licensing: Missing Link Music (missinglinkmusic.com)
Digital Distribution: The Orchard / SONY