On June 9th, Fantasia went live on social media with Dennis Reed and GAP singing “Necessary”, a track from his 2005 CD Water Walker. The song caused quite a stir in the rehearsal as the presence of the Lord permeated the room and tears begin to flow. The Season Three American Idol winner begin to share out of her own personal experiences how the song ministers to her and how the Lord has kept her in spite of her mistakes, each experience was necessary. The video went viral, being shared over 300,000 times and generating upwards of ten million views.
Over on iTunes, the album rode the top 20 through the week’s end and the single made its debut at number 11 on the Hot Gospel Songs charts. Fantasia and the group performed the song at her concert in Houston and she commented on the impact of the song and of how the testimonies from people who were touched by the song continue to pour in. Reed got in on the commentary and added the following via the group’s facebook page:
“I want to take the time to say THANK YOU. Look at what God can do in just a moment. Many of us are facing some tough challenges and want to quit. But it’s those trials that are the resistance we need to BUILD muscle. It’s those challenges that are the brick and mortar To set us on our FIRM FOUNDATION! Don’t you want to Stand as this BLESSING OVERTAKES you?
Here’s a clip of the performance that started it all
and the subsequent performance in Houston