”In the Middle” by Isaac Carree on the album Uncommon Me.
I’ve loved this song from the first time I heard it on the radio last year! Isaac Carree has managed to merge a fun, throwback-to-the-old-days sound with a serious message on the importance of praise in the midst of tight situations.
With the vocal agility of the best of R & B crooners, Isaac’s sharp tenor brings a smile to one’s face as he encourages praise as the weapon of choice in combatting life’s inevitable challenges. The song also places the focus on faith in the God who sticks with us in our hard times and merits our praise for His faith and constancy.
You can’t help but get into the hand-clapping and toe-tapping on this lively number. “In the Middle ” was co-written and produced by Gerald Haddon, Detrick Haddon’s older brother.
North Carolina native Isaac Carree sang his first solo at age 5 and hasn’t stopped singing ever since. He sang as a tenor in John P. Kee‘s V.I.P. choir for a while, but my first recollection is of him singing on several of Kirk Franklin‘s albums. I later learned that he was a co-founder and member of the Stellar Award winning gospel singing group Men of Standard.
The singer, songwriter, producer and actor put out his first solo album, Uncommon Me, in 2011 and “In the Middle” was an instant hit.
“My album is fresh and different,” he says. “There is something on there for everyone. I want people to see my personality through my music. I want listeners to approach the album with an open mind to the project, especially individuals who are familiar with my music.”
Isaac has gone on to establish his own record label, Door 6 Entertainment, and won the 2013 Stellar Award for Producer of the Year. Carree lives in Atlanta with his wife Dietra and their two children.
And it was You that never let go of my hand
I promise that I’ll always give you praise
No matter what this world brings my way
I’ll praise you anyway
In the middle of it