Life Music: Stage Two

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Life Music: Stage Two
Life Music - Stage Two by Jonathan McReynolds.jpg
Studio album by Jonathan McReynolds
Released September 18, 2015 (2015-09-18)
Genre Gospel,[1] Christian R&B,[2] urban contemporary gospel,[2] contemporary R&B,[2] neo soul[2][3]
Length 53:27
Label Entertainment One
Producer Warryn Campbell, Darhyl "DJ" Camper Jr., Chuck Harmony, Israel Houghton, Darryl "Lil Man" Howell, India.Arie, Claude Kelly, Aaron Lindsay, Jonathan McReynolds, PJ Morton, Shannon Sanders

Life Music: Stage Two is the second studio album from Jonathan McReynolds. Entertainment One Music released the album on September 18, 2015.[3] McReynolds worked with these producers on this album: Warryn Campbell, Darhyl "DJ" Camper Jr., Chuck Harmony, Israel Houghton, Darryl "Lil Man" Howell, India.Arie, Claude Kelly, Aaron Lindsay, PJ Morton, and Shannon Sanders.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
CCM Magazine4/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms9/10 squares[5]
Journal of Gospel Music5/5 stars[3]
New Release Today4.5/5 stars[1]

Awarding the album four stars at CCM Magazine, Andy Argyrakis states, "hey bring a much needed dose of unswerving spiritual substance to anyone searching for something deeper."[2] Dwayne Lacy, giving the album four and a half stars from New Release Today, writes, "Life Music: Stage Two is a great album lyrically, sonically and organically."[1] Rating the album five stars for Journal of Gospel Music, Bob Marovich says, "Life Music, Stage Two is the musical manifestation of his honest and spiritually grounded approach to dealing with the vicissitudes of daily life."[3] Stephen Luff, assigning the album a nine out of ten for Cross Rhythms, describes, "'Life Music: Stage Two' presents a developing artist who writes music that relates to his audience."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Got My Love"Jonathan McReynolds3:31
2."Gotta Have You"Warryn Campbell, Paul Morton Jr., McReynolds2:57
3."Whole" (featuring India.Arie)McReynolds, Shannon Sanders, India Simpson2:44
4."Maintain" (featuring Chantae Cann)McReynolds4:01
5."Pressure"McReynolds5:07
6."Christ Representers"McReynolds4:37
7."The Way That You Love Me"Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly4:10
8."Full Attention"DJ Camper, McReynolds2:59
9."Limp"McReynolds4:25
10."Oh!"Dominique Jones, McReynolds3:40
11."Stay High" (featuring Derek Minor)Derek Johnson, McReynolds4:14
12."All Things Well" (featuring Israel Houghton)Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsay, McReynolds4:50
13."Jesus" (featuring Corey Barksdale)Shirley Caesar, Mathias Michael, McReynolds6:12
Total length:53:27

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 44
US Top Gospel Albums (Billboard)[7] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[8] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lacy, Dwayne (September 21, 2015). "Propelling Gospel Forward". New Release Today. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Argyrakis, Andy (October 31, 2015). "Jonathan McReynolds 'Life Music, Stage 2' album review". CCM Magazine. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Marovich, Bob (September 18, 2015). "Jonathan McReynolds – Life Music: Stage Two". Journal of Gospel Music. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  4. ^ "Life Music: Stage Two - Jonathan McReynolds : Credits". AllMusic. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. ^ a b Luff, Stephen (January 15, 2015). "Review: Life Music: Stage Two - Jonathan McReynolds". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "Jonathan McReynolds Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  7. ^ "Jonathan McReynolds Chart History (Top Gospel Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  8. ^ "Jonathan McReynolds Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2015.