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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

Tell Me All Of Your Fears: Corey Hill is the comfort that we need on ‘Lay Your Head On My Shoulder’

With a calming voice that seems to heal all the previous worries away, Corey Hill sings with such love and affection with his brand new single all about being that pillow when others are sad with ‘Lay Your Head On My Shoulder‘.

Corey Hill is a Scotland Neck, North Carolina-born indie RnB/Gospel singer-songwriter, music producer, 34+ year active-duty US Army veteran, husband and father of four daughters.

He was raised by his mother (Gloria) and grandmother (Sadie) in a musical environment, heavily influenced by the spiritual elements of the Baptist church. His love for music and involvement in the church so early in life created automatic gravitation to the church choir.” ~ Corey Hill

Corey Hill shows his vast experience from his choir days with a tremendous display here – that shows his true self-enlightenment in life – as his faith takes him to places he only dreamed about as a youngster.

Lay Your Head On My Shoulder‘ from the proud RnB artist and music producer Corey Hill, is such a soothing experience that will make you feel so much more relaxed than before. His loving nature shines through on each second sung, which has you grabbing your lighter to spark it up and gravitating toward your lover to hold real tight. This is a terrific effort and is perfect when you need some inspiration, to know that there are people out there that care about you.

Check out this new single via Spotify and see more news via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Right Here Right Now: Talia Perez feels the wholesome spirit within her on ‘Glory’

Bringing us a beautiful single about never losing your core belief no matter what happens in your life, Talia Perez sings for the Lord with her Christian-inspired new release all about worshiping in all the ‘Glory‘.

Talia Perez is a faith-driven indie Gospel singer-songwriter, actress, model, and former Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts student.

This is such a reinvigorating effort from a galvanizing creative who seems to effortlessly breeze in swiftly with such wonderful energy into this cold world. Her lyrics brings you closer and into her dazzling eyes, as she sees the world with an innocent picture that is such a breath of fresh air. Sometimes a singer really grips you close and takes you places – as she somehow takes all the bad vibes away in a few minutes – with a stunning vocal performance to truly remember fondly.

Glory‘ from the multi-talented model, actress and incredibly soulful indie Gospel artist Talia Perez, is an inspiring new single all about never losing hope in this distraction-filled world. She sings with a higher purpose and you feel the atmospherically advanced ambiance flowing all over your soft skin, as sensational shivers seem to naturally form all over your whole body. Her vocal ability is rather special you see, and gives you a naturally inspiring lift that is much needed. The world may seem so dark – but when you listen to a true talent like this – everything seems okay again.

Hear this glorious creation on her Soundcloud and see more news on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

That True Love: Soulful Nigerian Gospel singer Remilekun sends praise to the special ones who do so much on ‘Mama’s Song’

With a truly heartfelt reminder to the Mom’s out there in the world who did all they could for their family, Remilekun sings with so much grace and kindness on her latest single ‘Mama’s Song‘.

Remilekun is a Nigeria/London, England-based indie Gospel singer-songwriter, worship leader, concert leader, fifth of seven children, and a Chemical Engineering graduate. She makes that sterling blend of music from the soul, which is packed full of genuine love, as her vocals shine a bright light of pure goodness.

Dedicated to my loving mother and to all mothers, fathers who stood as mums, everyone all over the world who raise the nations and generations with untold courage, perseverance, ceaseless sacrifice and great love. This is to thank you for all you do.” ~ Remilekun

Mama’s Song‘ from the Nigerian indie Gospel singer-songwriter and worship leader Remilekun, is a rather special effort from a singer and leader who performs with a delightful style. Her intentions are so pure and authentic, as she sends a special message to all those Mothers who often feel forgotten. Times may be good or they may be bad, but through all the days that may lead you to different places around the planet, this will always be a true song to turn to for spiritual guidance.

See the music video here on YouTube and check out the IG music page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Don’t Give Up: South London Gospel artist Femi Ajayi prays for guidance to battle through his ‘Thoughts’

As he asks for help from up above as his mind swirls into temptations he wants to avoid, Femi Ajayi inspires us to reach up and raise the standard of our mindset to be better on ‘Thoughts‘.

Femi Ajayi is a full-time pharmacist and South London based Gospel singer-songwriter. He makes that faith-based music which has been organically created to help others who believe in the same journey, to have strength during these tough times.

With influences ranging from Kirk Franklin to Luther Vandross, his desire is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ; hope and love through music.” ~ Femi Ajayi

He sings with such a true tone that has you believing each word, as he holds out his hand and asks others to join him on the path of recovery. Each sentence is sung with an inner power that takes him up into the clouds, so he may heal and never have his mind taken to places he knows aren’t where he needs to be.

Thoughts‘ from the insightful South London Gospel artist Femi Ajayi, shows us the inner mindset of a man who believes that any issue can be solved if you ask God for help. With a smooth voice and an enlightened attitude, he sings with a tone that will surely inspire many to never give up, no matter what obstacles are in your path.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Jaye King – Jazzy gospel-influenced groove with the uplifting ‘Me & You’

Jaye King

Mixing up soul, gospel, a little hip hop, and some mellow jazz-influenced easy listening pop, ‘Me & You’, the new single from Floridian-native Jaye King is a funky, feel-good, soulful ode to living life, partnership, and celebration; fusing Gregory Porter, a touch of John Legend, and maybe a little of Norah Jones and Jamie Cullum’s style all mingled with some upbeat spirituals and dash of R&B feels, and you’re smack in the middle of the ballpark here. There’s clear passion, some raw, honest lyric-writing, and lashings of faith and love in ‘Me & You’, and it shines through – you can hear the smile in King’s voice as he’s singing. This is genuine, upbeat and uplifting, chilled and cool and red, red-hot all at once. If there’s such a thing as soul food for the ears, then ‘Me & You’ is it, in spades.

Check out ‘Me & You’ through Jaye King’s website, or via Facebook.

Review by Alex Holmes

Add eccentric soul to your RnB summer playlists with Elliot Danger Kid’s latest single, ‘Much Too Much’.

Before making his solo debut, Margate, UK-based hip hop artist, Elliot Danger Kid worked alongside the likes of Sean Paul, Little Mix, Take That and Clean Bandit. Now that he’s in control of his own sound, he’s cooking up quirky RnB hip hop hits; the perfect introduction to his eccentric sound is his latest single, Much Too Much.

Much Too Much grooves with summer disco vibes that fans of Chance the Rapper, Tyler, the Creator and Mac Miller will appreciate. The soul in the 80s synth-crafted release resonates just as much through Elliot Danger Kid’s expressively playful instrumental and vocal style as it does the honest and hard-hitting lyrics.

If your summer RnB playlists are already feeling a little stale, make this gospel-inspired track a staple.

Much Too Much is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Marcus Brookins uses gospel for wisdom and blues for rhythm in their latest RnB soul track ‘Made Man?’

With gospel feeding into their nuanced lyricism and old school blues weaving into their RnB grooves, each of Marcus Brookins’ tracks is a smorgasbord of soul, that goes much further than offering tonal comfort.

The perfect introduction to their connectable style is the lead track ‘Made Man?’ from their 2021 release, ‘Roof Top Sessions’. The imagery which Marcus Brookins can conjure with their enlightened and humbled lyricism is animated by their soft vocal timbre which is never imposing. Instead, Made Man? is a gravitas-filled release that keeps drawing you in and allowing you to pick out new wisdom with each hit.

Made Man? Is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jarred Allstar has unleashed their soulfully animated hip hop single ‘Get Up’ featuring M. Davina Boyd

Up and coming rap artist, Jarred Allstar describes himself as ‘born in the hood & raised in the church’, the lead single, ‘Get Up’ from their latest album ‘The Gift and the Calling 2’ allows you to appreciate his gritty gospel-inspired soulful grooves.

To supercharge Get Up with celestial vibes, Jarred Allstar collaborated with M. Davina Boyd who brought a soulful duality to the single. With her old-school soul vocals layering over Jarred’s high-vibe rap bars, the energy which Get Up contains is infectious.

Plenty of rap artists boasts an energetic sound, but with only a dash of hyperbole, the NYC-hailing artist could raise the dead with their animated approach to contemporary hip hop.

Get Up is available to stream on all platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

cp howes plays the ‘Situational Worldwide Blues’

cp howes

Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, cp howes, lyrically captured the monotony of a lockdown lifestyle while freeing us from it with his liberatingly soulful infusion of Blues, RnB and Gospel in their latest single ‘Situational Worldwide Blues’.

‘situational worldwide blues’ sounds like it should be a paradox, the clever juxtaposition drives home the devastatingly unifying reality of our lives while refusing the listener to be saddened by it. The honkytonk piano, shimmering organ wails and the unique acoustics of a cigar-box-6-string guitar ensure that nothing but good vibes are transmitted on the airwaves through Situational Worldwide Blues.

You can check out cp howes’ latest single here.

Review by Amelia Vandergast