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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

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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

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US Christian singer Blake Reynolds shares all our feelings with ‘’Empty’’

Blake Reynolds’ is a singer-songwriter from Grand Rapids in the USA. He has performed and or worked with artists, worship leaders, and producers such as: George Moss, Lindell Kooley, Ashes Remain, Jared Marc, Littlebird Big Sound, Beacon Light, Kaylee and Erica Tuttle just to name a few. He is a multi-talented musician playing multiple instruments and his aim is to inspire through music.

Blake has an incredible voice, sings about real issues and comes across in a genuine way. ‘’Empty’’ is about feeling lonely, a real & worrying feeling in this ever-increasingly disconnected and social distanced world. Blake is honest about his love of his faith and sings his heart out on this one.

This is a quality song and no matter what your beliefs, you can’t help but like Blake Reynolds.

Stream more on his Spotify channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Extremely sensitive to the latest events caused by the spread of Coronavirus, Estella Kirk drops her first single Shelter in the Storm

Dreaming of becoming the next pop star and about to release her debut EP in 2020, up and coming artist Estella Kirk drops her first single Shelter in the Storm, written in collaboration with Kira Fontana of Kingdom Sound and produced by Josh “Igloo” Monroy.

Extremely sensitive to the latest events caused by the spread of Coronavirus, Estella has been looking for security, truth and shelter in a world of chaos where she’s found her safe spot in God. In this regard, the storm she sings about is the panic and fear that the virus has spread, but someone is always here to give us peace, to help us find shelter in the storm: the Lord Himself.

Evocative and hopeful lyrics are introduced into a mellow pop dimension with wider harmonies in the choruses as to give us the feel of a divine presence that acts in intervention.

You can listen to Shelter in the Storm for yourself on Youtube.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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Artist Mek shows her spirit with new release ‘Number One’

Christian and worship R&B artist Artist Mek has released her new praise-filled single ‘Number One’ – along with a music video. 

Artist Mek shows her fans what it means to sing a song of praise in ‘Number One’. A delicately chorded piano sets up an R&B groove that feels inspired by the likes of early Destiny’s Child. Her vocal performance is equally inspiring as she powers through lyrics inspired by her faith and her own life. 

It’s a track that’s sure to inspire those who believe in the power of faith, and it’s a nicely recorded piece – even if it doesn’t hit number one, you should still check it out. 

You can check out Number One on Artist Mek’s YouTube channel here.

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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

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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

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Folarin and Keziah – Relentless: Soulfully-Inspiring Christian and Gospel

Folarin & Keziah’s Christian & Gospel album “Relentless” provides an ethereally sweet array of soundscapes which may vary in genre and tone. Yet, one thing which remains a constant is the inspiring soul poured into each of the singles.

The album’s title track invites you to immerse yourself within a serene offering of smooth RnB complete with soaring blues guitar progressions and Folarin & Keziah’s nuancedly celestial vocals leading a choir. The extended single lays out comfortingly contemplative lyrics which were penned poignantly enough to provide aural salvation to everyone – whether you’re pious or not.

You can check out Relentless along with the rest of Folarin & Keziah’s uplifting debut album via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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Folarin & Keziah Have Redefined the Christian and Gospel Genre with Their Latest Single “Jesus is Alive”

After hearing Folarin & Keziah’s latest collaborative Christian and Gospel single “Jesus is Alive”, I can guarantee that it’s not just the pious who will appreciate the riff-filled, Funk-soaked high octane mix which they’ve created.

How many times have you hit play on a single to discover it was passionless, soulless and sterile? Consider Jesus is Alive as an aural antidote. Jesus is Alive is brimming with an infectious amount of soul which won’t fail to resonate around the monstrous guitar riffs, funky bass lines, soaring synth lines, and the charismatically magnetic dual vocals from Folarin & Keziah. The energy in this single is more potent than any track I’ve heard this year. It comes highly recommended, and not just for the artist’s exposure, consider it as doing yourselves a favour.

Folarin & Keziah are due to release their debut album on December 6th, so make sure to give them a follow on Instagram & Facebook to keep up to date with news of their release.

In the meantime, you can check out their single Jesus is Alive via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Terrence turk Robinson – Hold On: Soulfully Composed R&B Trap

Christian & Gospel singer-songwriter Terrence turk Robinson has recently released their second single “Hold On (To His Word)”. And it’s safe to say that I’ve never a heard a more soulful contemporary R&B-laced Trap track.

Whatever your religious leanings, Terrence turk Robinson’s soulful magnetism won’t fail to resonate when you hit play on their good vibe hits which have been orchestrated to strengthen faith. Nick Cave once said that atheists could never make good songwriters, after listening to Hold On, I may just be inclined to agree with him.

Sure, the harmonic vocals are pleasing, and the beats contain plenty of lush hooks, but the intrinsically enamouring soulful sentiment in Hold On is what really allows this track to hit hard.

You can check out Terrence turk Robinson’s latest single Hold On for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast