Sherrell Mitchell releases new album ‘The J.L.M. Project’

The singer and songwriter of contemporary gospel known as Sherrell Mitchell has released his latest EP record, “The J.L.M. Project.” The record contains nine new tracks for an approximate total listening time of 35 minutes, making Mitchell’s new record closer to a full length release than just an EP. It has been proudly published as an independent album without the support of the corporate music industry. Stylish, earnest, full of rhythm and bringing endless amounts of soul, “The J.L.M. Project” is a spiritual journey and an extremely joyful noise.

Originally from the music hotbed of Louisiana but living now in Seattle, Sherrell Mitchell cites as main artistic influences some of the most inspirational singers ever to grace the stage. These include Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Take 6, Aaron Lindsey, James Fortune, Terrance Vaughn, Cora Jackson, Tamala Mann, and Tasha Cobbs.

Sherrell Mitchell’s own sound blends the best qualities of these into an amalgam all his own. While gospel often tends toward the traditional (occasionally erring toward the predictable) Mitchell’s “The J.L.M. Project” is unique and often surprising in its creativity and newness. Even the opening track, “God’s Chosen People,” is enough to show the listener that this album isn’t your everyday Christian music release. It’s a colorful, funky, spirit-driven groove through a soundscape intended to celebrate, to praise, and to encourage.

In addition to the considerable talents of Mitchell, himself, “The J.L.M.” project boasts songwriting by Austin Anderson, Shalonda “Lala” Mitchell and Sylviann Estrella, as well as the work of Kevin “Rappin Rev” McAfee, Leonard Jackson Jr. (Guitar), Rasheed (mix/mastering), and cover art by Hung Pham.

Asked to describe the themes of his new album, Mitchell writes, “’The J.L.M. Project”s main theme/message is that no matter what comes or goes in your life, always remember that Jesus Loves You.”

“The J.L.M. Project” is the most recent release from Sherrell Mitchell since his contemporary Catholic mass with gospel music overtones, “the Mass of New Vision,” arrived at digital music shelves in September of 2014. He has performed in such far-flung locales as Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Canada.

“The J.L.M. Project” by Sherrell Mitchell is available online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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