The ordeal is the inspiration for Bynum’s new music project, The Diary Of Juanita Bynum, a musical trilogy released over the next six months. The first part, The Diary Of Juanita Bynum: Soul Cry (Oh, Oh, Oh), came out in June and included six versions of the sorrowful song “Soul Cry” that is about being at a low and not having any support.
She recently sat down to discuss the changes 2010 bought her.
“The song ‘Soul Cry’ was not a song that was written with pad and pen,” said Bynum. “The night it came out of me, it poured from my soul during one of the worst seasons of my life. Being overwhelmed beyond tears, I laid my face on the counter and began to sing. Every word, every line flowed uninterrupted as to assure me it was an expression from the souls of many around the world. This song voices the true sentiments of those who can relate to a soul’s cry—a pain that no human hands can heal and a cry that is rooted from a hurt unimaginable to the human life. The only sound I could get out of my mouth in that season was ‘Oh, Oh, Oh, hear my cry Oh Lord!’”