Musiccity New Music Friday #Christian
It's a beautiful Friday here at Musiccity but these new songs make it even more beautiful. Here are our picks in no particular order, for today, 14th April 2023.
This is the Gospel The Album - ELEVATION RHYTHM
ELEVATION RHYTHM's sophomore album, This Is the Gospel, was released today. The group's new seven-track collection follows ELEVATION RHYTHM's first full-length offering, Growing Pains. But unlike their emotionally-focused debut, This Is The Gospel is not only a work of art but a testament to faith.
"I felt this call and this responsibility to say, 'OK, if the next generation needs a foundation for their faith, what does that foundation look like? What is the Gospel? What are the pillars? What is the truth?," shares ELEVATION RHYTHM's lead architect and primary producer, Josh Holiday.
"I just knew this next album had to be truth-centered, and I wanted to create music that was going to be foundational for this next generation in their faith journey."
Repentance. Salvation. Sanctification. Wrapped in timeless melodies, these essential tenets of faith are all presented in an elementary manner on 'This Is The Gospel' with ELEVATION RHYTHM declaring: "This is what we believe." Listen to the full album here,
Greater - Tim Godfrey
Tim Godfrey is an artist that has made a name for himself with music that resonates with fans and has contributed significantly to the growth of gospel music in Nigeria. He releases 12-track album featuring Todd Dulaney, Tim Bowman, Nathaniel Bassey, Prinx Emmanuel, Victor Thompson, Mr M & Revelation, Greatman Takit, Emeka and Anderson today. He showcases his range on this album with both upbeat song and tunes that immerse you in worship. Stream here.
Elevated The EP - Mercy Chinwo
Nigerian gospel singer-songwriter and minister Mercy Chinwo has dropped her much anticipated project titled “Elevated”
Marking the beginning of a new journey, the six-track EP is her first project under her new label, GNT Nation, after she parted ways with her former record label, Eezee Concept.'
Stream 'Elevated' here.
Paul & Silas (At Midnight) - Naomi Raine, Chandler Moore
Powerhouse vocalist Naomi Raine’s new single features Chandler Moore in new single 'Paul & Silas (At Midnight)'. It is the second single off her debut album, Cover the Earth, releasing on 02/06/2023.
Showcasing the breathtaking vocals and versatility from Raine and Moore, “Paul And Silas (At Midnight)” is a reminder that joy can be found even in the darkest moments of life. The track blends convicting, traditional gospel sounds with contemporary and world music, and it’s an extension of the transcending style the two are known for as part of Maverick City Music. Stream here.
Reason - Marizu
Singer/Songwriter Marizu has proven himself time and time again to be a maestro of realistic atmospheric soundscapes. With a mix of mellow afro tunes and soulful lyrics - his music makes for many repeats.
This new single, ‘Reason’, is no exception. A smooth flowing sonnet to his Reason, Marizu pulls listeners in from 00:01. With submerging vocals, and a vivid production, Marizu tells a story of God’s saving grace. You can hear the raw emotion in Marizu’s voice as if he’s right next to you.
“‘Reason’ is about the power life has to engulf a person, and God’s dedication to pulling us out every time.” \
Stream Reason here
Lowest - Evan Ford, Lashon Brown Jr.
I know what it’s like to be at your lowest.. to be at war with your own mind.. I know it feels crippling, but there’s a way out, and I can’t wait to show you. Romans 8:28 says He works all things out for the good of those who love Him. I’m proof…
This song is a reminder that even in the lowest valleys God still gives hope. Don’t give up now, Keep living!!! Hope that this song encourages you today!
JI - Anendlessocean
Budding artist Anendlessocean releases new single, 'JI'. Following his last single 'Nazarene' which caught the attention of Nigerian gospel heavyweights like TY Bello, this new single is making waves (no pun intended). With a sound just like his name, he weaves lyrics in a unique way seamlessly into mellow yet vibrant beats. He uses his traditional language and English to reaffirm his constant need for, and reliance on the Creator.
Stream JI here.
Love Me Like I Am (R3HAB Remix) ft. Jordin Sparks - FOR KING + COUNTRY
Multi-GRAMMY winning, Platinum-selling duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist FOR KING + COUNTRY drop the remix of their well-performing track, “Love Me Like I Am,” from their full-length studio album WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
This version is more upbeat with their confessional lyrics that address personal insecurities and shortcomings, paired with raw vulnerability in the presence of a grace that gives without condition.