Upon first hearing the singer Julie Slih, I noticed her vibrato. Her rich voice reminded me of Stephanie Mills.
Slih is a contemporary Christian singer from Atlanta, though she was actually born in Central Africa. It’s no wonder, then, that she sings (and posts on Facebook) in both English and French. Her new release, Whole Again, is in both languages.
Born Juliette D. Fomekong in Cameroon, Julie Slih started singing as a young child in school and church programs. Her father taught her to read and write music. Eventually, she dedicated her life to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and became active in God’s work and missions.
“For so long, I lived an aimless life, wandering here and there, but never settling anywhere, looking for a true friend/ happiness, and still could not find it,” she writes on her facebook page. “But one day, I came across someone who turned my life around and made all things new. He gave me a new name, a new life… He made something beautiful of me. His name is Jesus.”
Despite her young age, Julie Slih has lived “a lot of life” and these experiences have come to enhance her perspective and create her heartfelt and uplifting worship music.
When she’s not singing, some of her other passions include learning different languages, fashion styling, cooking, fitness/health and spending time with her hubby and their three beautiful kids.
Like most artists today, rather than releasing a full-length album she’s releasing an EP. It’s entitled Whole Again and consists of five tracks: “He Loves You Anyway,” “Devant Le Trone,” “Whole Again,” “Toi Seul Es Mon Roi,” and “Love That Heals.” I especially like hearing her sing in French, since that’s not something I hear everyday.
Ultimately, Julie Slih makes music to encourage and inspire people to go deeper with Jesus Christ.