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Something to Talk About

Nicole C. Mullen uses pumping beats, fun atmosphere to explore God's strength

TALK ABOUT IT
Nicole C. Mullen
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Talk About It proves that the success of Nicole C. Mullen's first (self-titled) album was no fluke. Mixing fast beats and soulful vocals, her second effort ranges in style from pumping hip-hop and R&B funk to heartfelt, moving ballads. Tracks are sprinkled with verse readings, cheerleader routines, and other touches that bring a sense of fun or poignancy. And, most important, her message comes through.

Mullen's lyrics clearly exalt key Christian themes. In the title track, Mullen declares: "Every knee shall bow / and every tongue confess / Jesus is marvelous. / Let the redeemed of the Lord say so."

In "Baby Girl," she lifts up a young friend by telling her, "Don't you know your worth? / You're a diamond hiding on a shelf. / God has made you a shining star."

In "Call on Jesus," Mullen reminds us where strength comes from: "Sometimes, I'm hiding away from the madness around me / But when I call on Jesus, / all things are possible."

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Nicole C. Mullen's official site has bio information and audio and video samples.

Christianity Today.com said the songs on Talk About It "are a melting pot of sounds, ranging from brisk dance-floor grooves to somber but soulful ballads performed with eloquence and ease."

Talk About It is available from Christianbook.com.

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