Elain Thomas has been through challenges that few people experience. Homelessness, abuse, rejection and the death of a daughter are just a few of the storms she’s weathered. In spite of it all, she’s come out with a song. A former member of the famed Nashville Superchoir, known for backing the legendary Gospel icon, Dr. Bobby Jones, Elain cut her teeth with the best in the business. She’s been blessed to work with artists in secular and sacred including Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Charlie Daniels, Pastor Shirley Caesar, John P. Kee, Joe Ligon, Yolanda Adams, Nicole C. Mullen, Angela Spivey, Dorothy Norwood, the late Albertina Walker and many others. She gained a large fan base with her 2013 release, Songs In The Key Of Jazz. Now she’s preparing for her most ambitious releases to date, About That Life: Healing & Restoration Vol. 1 & Vol. 2.
This year is already set to be a busy one for Ms. Thomas with plans to release the two projects in 2017. Known for her unforgettable delivery and thought-provoking lyrics, she will be providing brand new music from a brand new perspective. Spreading her wings lyrically and musically, Thomas will be featured as an instrumentalist with a special performance on the viola. Fans of the artist will also enjoy a lullaby, praise and worship songs and other creative musical expressions. An exceptional jazz vocalist, Thomas will be providing many songs from the improvisational genre she loves and is known for. The forthcoming lead single, “Stop By Here”, showcases some smatterings of jazz along with a clever mixture of neo-soul and quartet music.
Her most personal project to date, Elain is laying her life bare in the new collection of songs. She says, “The music centers around a lot of things I have gone through, things I have experienced and things I have been healed from,” shares the artist. “The projects reflect healing that has taken place in my mind, body and soul. God has healed me from a broken marriage, other relationships and church hurt. He has healed me from verbal and sexual abuse. I know, for a fact, what God has healed me from and I am determined to share that healing with others,” she says.
Through the music, Elain wants to inspire and uplift. Music has been a part of her life from the very beginning. Hailing from a musically-inclined family, she’s been singing for years now. Her aunt was the assistant the legendary Clark Sister, Dorinda Clark-Cole, so from her youth, Elain was surrounded by great Gospel music. In 1997, she joined the singing aggregation, The Nashville Superchoir and was featured on countless Bobby Jones Gospel programs which aired on BET. Since her time as a solo artist, Thomas has garnered multiple award nominations including three 2014 Rhythm of Gospel Award Nominations and two South Florida Gospel Music Award Nominations. For more information about Elain Thomas, connect with her on Facebook.