God is Able, Redeemed says in new album

By Drum Digital
11 September 2012

Five-man gospel band Redeemed has returned with a brand new album after almost ten years behind the scenes.

Their new album, God is Able, is a follow up to their award-winning debut release titled REDEEMED: Live in Soweto, which was recorded in the presence of live audience and released in 2006 to critical acclaim.

Now the gospel boy band says that after many years of individual career commitments, their fans can again look out for another round of spiritually uplifting music.

“We are involved in a lot of things outside the group like construction, singing at churches and creating music material. We finally got to a point where we felt like ‘ok, we are ready now’ and we managed to shift a few things aside so that we could concentrate on this project. So now we are back and we’re giving this our full attention,” said Mojalefa Thebe, one of the group’s music maestros who has produced many hits for the likes of Zahara, Mzekezeke, Brown Dash and Ntando.

Thebe’s band mates include Terrence Ramatselela, Bafana Nkosi, Rampa Masoko and Stephen Molakeng who all wear other hats in the corporate world and in business. However, it was their common love for God and music that brought them together to form the group in 1999.

The band has again stuck to its tested formula of making music to change people lives, something that has previously won them approval at the Metro and SAMA awards, hence they decided to come back with God is Able, an offering rich with 14 tracks.

“Most of the songs that are here, even though there’s no specific song that says God is Able, are actually implying that he is able and anything thing is possible,” said Ramatsemela, who is also a lead worship singer at the Grace Bible Church.

“If you listen to songs like Tsohle and Sikwenza Mkhulu, you’ll understand that there couldn’t have been a good title than God is Able.”

The group describes the album as having an 80% original song and 20% hymn make-up and has feature appearances from fellow gospel heavyweights such as Keke, Sechaba and Ntokozo among others.

The song that remains close to their hearts is Brothers’ Promise which they said is about encouraging responsible lifestyles among men and also breaking the stigmas attached to manhood.

“It is a song that teaches us to adjust to a society with liberated women. We men are not the best human beings there are but we are willing to do our best to take the stigma away and to join forces with whoever stands for responsible behaviour among men.”

 Watch Redeemed on set of their video shoot below:

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