Gospel group Marvelous Deeds has returned with a new album titled Back to the Sender.
The gospel trio of Francis Phiri, Abel Sanena and Weston Chipwaila, broke on the music scene in 2009 with 2009 Mulinane Cholinga, featuring the hit Mfumu Mukhale hit. Their second album was Chimwemwe Changa.
In an interview, Sanena spoke of a poor showing in 2016, saying it was a bad year.
“We did not excel in terms of live performances. This year, we are back full throttle,” he said.
He said Back to the Sender signifies their return and power to push evil foes out of their way.
“All the past mistakes, enemies and bad omens have been sent back to the sender who wished us bad luck in the music and our personal lives, hence the album title Back to the Sender,” he said.
The new album is packed with prophetic and inspirational lyrics that will leave the hopeless with hope, life and a sense of self-belief, he said.
“Just like the word of God which commands the weak to bve be strong and the sick to be healed, the album has come to restore broken hearts by driving out all sorts of evil intentions and deeds that torment people,” said Sanena.
The Marvellous Deeds started as a resident choir at Lilongwe CCAP. They debuted in 2005 with the flop album Matamando, but returned bigger and better with Mulinane Cholinga four years later. n