Unfinished

Mandisa

About Unfinished

"Unfinished" is a song by Mandisa, released as the lead single from her fifth studio album, Out of the Dark on March 10, 2017.


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2017
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Not scared to say it
I used to be the one
Preaching it to you
That you could overcome
I still believe it
But it ain't easy
'Cause that world I painted
Where things just all work out
It started changing
And I started having doubts
And it got me so down

But I picked myself back up
And I started telling me
No, my God's not done
Making me a masterpiece
He's still working on me

He started something good and I'm gonna believe it
He started something good and He's gonna complete it
So I'll celebrate the truth
His work in me ain't through
I'm just unfinished
I'm just unfinished
So I'll celebrate the truth
His work in me ain't through
I'm just unfinished

I know His history
And the kind of God He is
He might make it a mystery
But He's proving I can trust in Him
And yeah, I believe it

So I can pick myself back up
And keep on telling me
No, my God's not done
Making me a masterpiece
No, my God's not done

He started something good and I'm gonna believe it
He started something good and He's gonna complete it
So I'll celebrate the truth
His work in me ain't through
I'm just unfinished
(Yeah)
I'm just unfinished
So I'll celebrate the truth
His work in me ain't through, no

Still working
Still, still working on me
He's still working
Still, still working on me
Oh

He started something good and I'm gonna believe it
He started something good and He's gonna complete it
So I'll celebrate the truth
His work in me ain't through
I'm just unfinished
I'm just unfinished
(I'm just unfinished)
So I'll celebrate the truth
His work in me ain't through
I'm just unfinished

Still working
Still, still working on me
He's still working
Still, still working on me
Oh, yeah
I'm just unfinished

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Mandisa

Mandisa Hundley (born October 2, 1976), known simply as Mandisa, is an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist. Her career began in the fifth season of American Idol, in which she finished ninth. more »

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Written by: Ben Glover, Colby Wedgeworth

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26 facts about this song

Song Classification
"Unfinished" is categorized under the Contemporary Christian and Gospel genre.
Album Details
The song is a part of Mandisa's fifth studio album "Out of the Dark."
Release Date
It was released as a single on March 10, 2017.
Chart Performance
"Unfinished" peaked at No. 8 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart.
Song Theme
The song's lyric emphasizes the idea of God’s continuing work in our lives, presenting a message of hope and perseverance.
Song Inspiration
Her battle with depression served as the inspiration for the uplifting track, reminding fans that everyone has the power to overcome adversity.
Critical Reception
Critics typically praised the message, musicianship and Mandisa’s vocal performance on the track.
Certification
The song achieved significant success, receiving a Gold Certification by RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Songwriter
The song was written by Ben Glover and Colby Wedgeworth, two notable names in Christian music circles.
Video Synopsis
The music video for "Unfinished" features Mandisa performing the song while surrounded by the chaos of a painter's studio, a metaphor for life's messiness and God’s ongoing process of refining us.
Notable Performances
Mandisa performed the song during a nationally televised event, “Good Morning America” in May 2017, thereby increasing its popularity.
Album’s Theme
The song "Unfinished" sets a tone for the entire album "Out of the Dark", signifying her journey from the depths of depression to experiencing spiritual renewal.
Personal Growth
"Unfinished" refers to Mandisa's personal journey of self-improvement and understanding that growth is a continuous process.
Background
This song is significant as it marks Mandisa's return to music after a three-year hiatus, during which she confronted personal depression and weight issues.
Recognition
"Out of the Dark", the album containing "Unfinished", was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Fan Reception
The song resonated deeply with many listeners, encouraging those who felt like works-in-progress and assuring them they are not alone.
Song Creation
"Unfinished" was released by Mandisa Hundley, known professionally as Mandisa, an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist.
Ranking and Recognition
This song peaked at number 6 on the US Christian Songs chart published by Billboard, highlighting its wide-ranging popularity among Christian music listeners.
Song Interpretation
"Unfinished" is a motivational gospel song that reminds listeners that even if they feel broken or incomplete, God's work in their lives is not finished.
Song Release
The song was released in 2017 as the lead single of Mandisa’s fifth studio album, "Out of the Dark".
Song Inspiration
Mandisa has publicly spoken about how her struggles with depression inspired the song.
Music Composition
The song's inspiring message is supported by a pop/rock musical style, which sets it apart from traditional gospel music.
Collaboration
The song was written by Ben Glover and Colby Wedgeworth, showcasing their talent for creating emotional and spiritually uplifting songs.
Awards
"Unfinished" has not won any major music awards, but it has garnered positive reviews from several Christian music critics and publications.
Artist Background
Prior to releasing "Unfinished", Mandisa gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of "American Idol", where she finished in ninth place.
Album Success
“Unfinished” played a significant role in helping "Out of the Dark" reach the number 1 spot in the Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart.

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