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Want You To Lose: PreacherMan drops heavenly new track Stay Saved (feat. The Fro)

After learning his craft on the car show and underground nightclub floors, PreacherMan shows us the church influence as he flies high on the outstanding new single Stay Saved (feat. The Fro).

PreacherMan aka Martin Powell is an elevated Christian/Gospel artist who preaches the word of God to the world and includes anyone who is willing to open their mind to his eloquent words.

Lighting up the self-enlightenment for us, this is a single all about rather wanting to head to heaven than be paid out of blood money. PreacherMan has our hearts listening up with full attention on this gem. There is so much to be guided by here, from a wise soul who has left the small-minded behind for good.

Stay Saved (feat. The Fro) from the Memphis-based Christian/Gospel artist PreacherMan is a rather impressive soundtrack to play on repeat. Soaked in so much class and with tons of lyrical flow reserved for the best, this is the kind of track to play when we need to remember what is most important.

In a world filled with so many tempting corners, we find an answer to so many questions.

Hear this fine song on Spotify. View more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Anesia Renee interview on A&R Factory: New Money feels rather good

We sat down with the incredibly soulful RnB vocalist Anesia Renee recently. She shows us how her faith strengthens her and eloquently describes how she got into music at only 6 years old.

Thank you for chatting with us today, Anesia Renee. Please let everyone know where we can find you today and how do you normally start your day?
Anesia: If you missed any in-person performances that I do across the U.S. You can virtually find me on Instagram (@imanesiarenee), TikTok (@anesiareneewrld), and Twitter (@AnesiaMusic). I know Twitter is not so popular right now given the current situation with them, but just in case anyone still uses it, you can still find me. So, as far as how I start my day a lot of people assume that since I have a lot of followers on my platforms combined that I have it made. No, let’s be real – I still work my 9-5 and still get booked and compensated for my music performances along with being a well-known influencer on TikTok. I believe others should see that singing is a major part of who I am, but I am also still a real person who does regular things.

How did you get into the music game?
Anesia: My story goes back at the age of 6. I loved singing and all but at 10 years old, I decided to challenge my skills by not only singing but writing my own songs. I genuinely have a passion for this. By the grace of God, my talents led me to open for RnB singer Avant, I was a background singer for Tye Tribbett, DeWayne Woods, and more.

Please tell us more about your new release, New Money.
Anesia: There’s kind of a funny story behind the new release, New Money. I had the beat for 4 years sitting on my flashdrive. I recently re-discovered the beat last year and sent it to Sean Alexander (IG: @synthsei) who works for Teddy Riley (IG: @teddyriley1). Sean co-produced the track. To be transparent, “New Money”; was inspired by my growth as a woman and really feeling like I’m just a new person. Let’s just say, money feels good and I feel good. #IssaVibe

What does it feel like when you’re on stage and performing live with those lights on bright?
Anesia: It is VERY fulfilling! My live band and the interaction and participation in the crowd sparks my energy. The feeling is indescribable.

Which musicians inspire you to be better?
Anesia: Just to name a few, I would say Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michele, and Corinne Bailey Rae. They are versatile, hard working, entertaining and authentic. They are set aside from the typical well-known artists in the industry because they truly have depth. They have raw talent.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Anesia: My grandmother and mother have always told me to Keep God First! I’ve been sticking to that in everything I do.

Last, what do you think the music industry needs to do in order for the scene to be better and help underground artists shine?
Anesia: The music industry needs to push them. The industry needs to give artists the opportunity to be on a platform in front of major audiences, such as more openings and bigger platform access. Giving the truly talented ones a chance!

Listen up on YouTube. Follow her journey on IG and stay up to date with everything here.

Interview by Llewelyn Screen

I Can’t Control My Own Head: Danielle Evans wonders if it will be okay on One More Day

Worrying about the tricks that her persuasive mind plays when she is alone inside, Danielle Evans urges herself to get some sleep so that she can live with a smile again on One More Day.

Danielle Evans is a Michigan-born indie Christian-pop singer songwriter who performs with her faith in abundance, helping to guide her through all challenges and heartbreaks.

Danielle hopes to shed the light on mental health and the word of God with her music. Wanting to let everyone know life is not a perfect picture and you don’t have to walk through anything alone.” ~ Danielle Evans showing us her inspirational message to all listeners

With her delightful vocal ability and her powerfully written poems that show us the struggle, Danielle Evans is a dynamic musician to remember and displays her tremendously likeable quality yet again on One More Day.

One More Day from Michigan-born indie Christian-pop singer songwriter Danielle Evans is the type of single that might make you cry tears of relief from finding out that you are not alone. Streaming with pain from the inside and laden with honest lyrics that were bravely written, from a young woman who is trying to keep it all together. Sung with a real intent to help us all understand what many are fighting, when it seems that everything is okay from the outside.

Keeping your thoughts simple and being kind to yourself is the key to unlocking all of your greatness.

Hear this fine single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Joshua serves up gratuitous heaps of socially conscious folk with new release ‘Greed’

God-led folk singer and songwriter Joshua has released new track ‘Greed’. 

There’s nothing to be announced but praise for this track, with ‘Greed’ gluttonously inspired by unwavering amounts of faith skillfully embroidered in Joshua’s poetic, biblical musings. It’s a believable track, with enough meta and self-awareness for the message to be contextualised properly by each listener – and perhaps in that way more powerfully personalised. 

For fans of Christian-heavy folk with tightly woven powerful, socially conscious messages imbued in each lyrical regrain, you should check not only new release ‘Greed’ – but the rest of this soulful singer’s back catalog. 

You can listen to ‘Greed’ over on Joshua’s Soundcloud account.

The Thinking Men Release Official Video For Rock Track “I Wanna Be Good”

Rock music has infinite permutations in modern day. Under every genre, there’s a subgenre that hybrids with rock. When folks complain about a lack of rock, they ought to be more specific. Rock is everywhere, but the blues is scarce these days. Other than a few big acts, rock has had to adapt to survive. The Thinking Men seek to remind us of why we like to add rock to our music. They remember where rock came from and they know how to inject the blues into good, energetic bursts of sound creating that feeling we’ve been missing.

Their song I Wanna Be Good lends itself to a fairly simple, formulaic approach. There’s no need for too much going on in the verses as they’re a means to an end, and that end is a rip-snorting time full of aggression and virility. It’s also downright fun. This song has all the raw catchiness of garage rock with the soul and style of blues rock. The Thinking Men have form and function in mind as they bring together all the things you’ve wanted to return in a new package that can keep up with the loudness wars while retaining its rooted dignity. This can be a dangerous game though, reviving old flames. As the lyrics state, if you can’t be good, you’ll wind up dead. Let’s see how long the Thinking Men can stay on that bull and remain good.

-Paul Weyer