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Christian and Gospel

DONALD NIGHT – Broken: A Sermon in a Soundscape

Christian & Gospel artist, DONALD NIGHT, released his soulfully sermonic single, Broken, earlier this year; with old school blues nuances feeding into the melody behind the stridently passionate vocals as they instil hope and resilience in the listener, Broken succeeds in lifting spirits to the same level as NIGHT’s.

With so many people out there self-diagnosing themselves as broken, DONALD NIGHT’s single is a timely triumph as it reminds listeners that giving up is never the only option. Even those who don’t find themselves religiously inclined will find salvation in this single. For the pious, Broken has all the makings of a mood-boosting playlist staple.

Broken is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Psych Folk meets Old School Blues in Reverend James Elmore Jenkins’ single, ‘Rise Up!’

Rise Up! is the latest single to be released by Tennessee-hailing minister and musician Reverend James Elmore Jenkins; the request won’t seem all that unreasonable once you’ve experienced the upraising melding of old school blues and psych-folk.

With dizzying electronic effect, potentially more mind-warping than anything that The Legendary Pink Dots have ever offered, infused into the soulful Americana soundscape – complete with lap steel guitar twangs, Rise Up! It is practically a transcendental experience. Any fans of the Blues greats such as Blind Willie Johnson won’t want to miss out on this release.

Rise Up! officially released on April 1st; you can check it out for yourselves via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

PTtheGospelSpitter – SfTK featuring Emcee N.I.C.E.: Upraisingly Contemporary Gospel RnB Hip Hop

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Award-winning Christian & Gospel artist, PTtheGospelSpitter, has forcibly shunted Gospel RnB Hip Hop into the realm of the contemporary with the release of their latest single ‘SfTK’ which features the luminary Emcee N.I.C.E.

With their ability to preach without any hint of self-righteousness, everyone can take hold of the upraising energy in SfTK – regardless of religious inclanations. Their charismatic persona and invitingly absolving RnB vocals makes it impossible not to get drawn into the mellifluous grooving mix which is set to earn PTtheGospelSpitter plenty more acclaim after the official release. SfTK is pure chart-topping material, it’s going to be incredibly satisfying watching the track acscend.

You’ll be able to check out SfTK for yourselves from December 18th on all major platforms. Head on over to PTtheGospelSpitter’s official website to listen.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Oname let faith and soul take the lead in their ensnaring Indie Hip Hop track “Trust the Call”  

Christian & Gospel Savannah, GA-born artist Oname let faith and soul take the lead in their latest melodically enticing Indie Hip Hop single “Trust the Call”.

The lyrics offer resounding positivity while Oname uses plenty of attitude to deliver them. It’s an aural manifestation of tough love which will take you to church through the convictive Drill Hop beats.

Oname’s music is an extension of his responsibility as a Youth Pastor. He uses his personal teachings and interlaces them with gospel to offer resonant contemporary messages designed to appeal to the younger generations who have the tendency of looking for meaning in lyricism.

You can check out Trust the Call by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

IDMC Gospel Soul Choir unleashed an upraising earworm on the airwaves with their newly released single “My Joy”

Even during lockdown, IDMC Gospel Soul Choir managed to pour some much-needed soul onto the airwaves with their newly released single “My Joy” and digitally converge for the official music video which dropped on July 5th.

Whether you’re religious or not, this House-infused feat of Christian & Gospel is sure to have a euphorically uplifting effect. The energy projected into My Joy is as euphoric as it is revolving and comforting. The IDMC Gospel Soul Choir’s talent is undeniable. But more importantly, so is their ability to craft such a sincere uplifting single which is sure to sweeten anyone’s mood. Do yourself a favour and hit play.

You can check out the official music video which was filmed during lockdown by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Embrace the good vibes in Beanie Duhh’s electronically cathartic single “Open to Christ”

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Prepare to have your preconceptions about Christian music shattered by up and coming artist Beanie Duhh’s Electronic hit “Open to Christ”.

Open to Christ is just one of the singles which you’ll find on the artist’s mould-breaking 2020 album “A Reflection” which provides 42-minutes of cathartic aural escapism.

Open to Christ has the perfect tone, momentum and vibe to feed you tranquil aural ecstasy. The instrumental mix never needed lyrics to convey the feel-good essence of the soundscape. Beanie Duhh’s intent when he crafted the short and sweet ambient jam is all too apparent in the deftly crafted melodies.

We’ll definitely be putting Beanie Duhh on our radar to see what follows their seminal release.

You can check out Open to Christ for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Marcus Brookins – So Will I: Resoundingly Visceral Pop Rock

The amount of conviction found in the title to Marcus Brookins’ latest Pop Rock single “So Will I” is a drop in the ocean to what is in store for you if you hit play on this compelling feat of Christian & Gospel.

The thought-evoking lyrics, the sheer sincerity of the vocal delivery, and resounding genre-transcending instrumental arrangement which defies the concept of genres will leave you arrested at each progressive evolution in the soundscape. And those are just a few of the reasons why you should embark on the epic aural journey this 7-minute track will take you on.

I can guarantee your soul will feel lighter by the time you get to the outro. It’s not only instrumental build-ups which you’ll experience as So Will I progresses. The emotion consistently amplifies before leaving you with the more quiescent melodic instrumental fills to give the lyrics chance to truly resonate. Radio-Ready tracks don’t really come much more powerful than this.

You can check out Marcus Brookins’ single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Patrick Peyton – Get It In While You Can: A Motivational Hip Hop Playlist Essential

Wholesome Hip Hop may be hard to find, but Patrick Peyton has made up for the shortfall with their effervescently elevating Christian & Gospel single “Get It In While You Can”.

We were endeared by their vibrantly uplifting soul before the prelude even ran through. The track kicks off with a powerful burst of effervescent energy, from there on out, you’re led through an RnB Hip Hop soundscape with plenty of evolutions in the fresh contemporary sound.

It’s all too easy to see why there’s plenty of hype around Patrick Peyton’s motivational music. It relays a simple message which serves as a poignant reminder to live your life to the fullest. Let’s face it, we could all do with more of those on the airwaves! The fiery feel-good vibes are just as infectious as the melodies.

You can check out Get It In While You Can for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast