Contemporary gospel artiste, Joe Mettle, launched his third album, Encounter, at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The 12–track album was recorded live when the Nhyira artiste held his annual Praiz Reloaded concert at the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry in North Legon in June this year.
The live recording was organised by the Joe Mettle Ministries and Reverb Studios.
Some of the songs on the new album are Oguan Hwefo Pa, Mensro, All I Want Is You, Ayeyi Nwom, Let It Rain, Sunsum Bra and Grace.
Joe Mettle describes the album as a life-changing gift for those who have lost hope in life and “revive the hope of the hopeless”.
Turning Around, on the yet-to-be launched album won the Best Male Vocal Performance award at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
“I believe the presence of God is the fullness of joy and must be accessible to all irrespective of language, race and tribe. Music is able to bring that kind of impact but I believe the worship experience must live on even after the songs,” he told Showbiz on Tuesday.
Real name, Joseph Oscar Mettle, Joe Mettle is a former member of gospel music group, Soul Winners.
He has shared the same stage with world renowned gospel artistes such as Don Moen, Israel Houghton, Micah Stampley and Alvin slaughter.
He launched his first album, My Gratitude, in 2011 and followed it up with Sound of Praise in 2013. He is known for songs such as S.W.A.G., and Me Do Wo.
His founded the Joe Mettle Ministries in 2007 to bring the youth under an umbrella to evangelise through music with his annual Praiz Reloaded and Lovegift concerts.
His works have earned him many awards which include Best Male Vocalist at the Ghana Gospel Industry Awards in 2011, Best Alternative Reggae Artiste at the Bass Awards in 2012, and Best Praise Song at the CCML Ghana Gospel Awards in 2014.