Darwin Hobbs new CD Free will drop in August, but you don't have to wait until then to hear the gospel crooner who has been compared to the likes of the late Luther Vandross.
The Cincinnati native will make appearances at Bethel AME Church's 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. services as part of its Father's Day Celebration.
Free is a 12-track praise and worship album that symbolizes his letting go of life issues and becoming free.
"This album is, to date, the absolute most accurate depiction of who I am as an artist, a worshipper and a human being," says Hobbs in the news release. "Never before have I walked in such transparency or nakedness as it pertains to the most private parts of my life.''
This is also Hobbs debut as a songwriter and producer. He worked with co-producer Aaron Pearce of AMP Music, who has worked with gospel artists Vickie Winans, Martha Munizzi and Israel Houghton.
The CD's title tract will be released on June 30.
Bethel AME is located at 1300 Druid Hill Ave. For information, call (410) 523-4273 or click here.