Mali Music Drops New Music/Video “Cry”

Mali Music unveils “Cry,” a soul-stirring new ballad from his soon to be released fifth album, Book of Mali (August 14). The song not only showcases Mali’s depth as a vocalist and songwriter, but also his prowess as a guitarist.

In addition, Mali premiered the video for “Cry” via his YouTube channel and BET Soul. The powerful visual, which was directed by Child, perfectly matches the mood of the song and the metaphors conveyed by both are sure to evoke raw emotion.

When talking about the creative process behind “Cry,” one of Book of Mali’s most visceral songs, “I am led by the spirit of God, and it was just me on the guitar in the studio and the lyrics were there. When I got to the chorus and the adlibs began to come and the tears began to fall, I could just see the world really forming,” Says Mali.

The song “Cry” is available now on all major digital streaming platforms.

Pre order “Book of Mali” here

Lecrae Reveals Plans To Retire From Music

Hip hop artist Lecrae’s upcoming album, Restoration may be his last album. Lecrae talks about his retirement in a recent  Rapzilla’s “Community During Chaos” Instagram live session on Tuesday alongside artists Coop and CJ Luckey.

Towards the end of Lecrae‘s interview with our Editor-in-Chief, Justin Sarachik, Lecrae stated that ‘Restoration’ might be his last album. “Restoration, I mean, honestly, everybody says it’s the best album ever made, but this is for real. And this might be it for me,” Lecrae told Rapzilla. “I mean I’ll probably do some mixtapes, but I don’t know if I’m making another full-featured album.”

He added that the project is the best he has ever made as it is deeply personal and that he’ll probably make a final Church Clothes mixtape but then “close that chapter” and allow “the new blood” (referring to the next generation of artists) to come.

“It’s a younger generation right now man, so you know, I feel like I may give them another Church Clothes and close a chapter out,” he said. “There’s some new blood out here and I just want the new blood to come and do their thing. So Restoration feels like, ‘Yo, here it is.’ I don’t know [but] that’s how I’m feeling.”  

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Lauren Daigle’s “How Can It Be” Gets Repackaged With Bonus And Live Tracks On Vinyl And CD

Lauren Daigle has released a deluxe version of her double platinum album How Can It Be. How Can It Be Deluxe Edition features the hit songs “How Can It Be,” “Trust In You,” “Come Alive (Dry Bones),” “O Lord,” and “First.” Bonus tracks include 2 never released songs, 2 video session tracks, and “How Can It Be (Live)!” The deluxe version is available both as a CD as well as vinyl.

Here are the track listing for the CD version:

Track Listing:
1. First
2. How Can It Be
3. Trust In You
4. My Revival
5. Loyal
6. Power to Redeem feat. All Sons & Daughters
7. Here’s My Heart
8. O’Lord (Album Version)
9. I Am Yours
10. Come Alive (Dry Bones)
11. Salt & Light
12. Once And For All
13. Now Is Forever (Bonus Track)
14. Wordless (Bonus Track)
15. First (Deluxe Sessions)
16. Come Alive (Dry Bones) (Deluxe Sessions)
17. How Can It Be (Live)

The 17-Song Deluxe Edition is also available now on 180 gram vinyl. Here’s the tracklisting of the vinyl:

Side A
1. First
2. How Can It Be
3. Trust In You
4. My Revival

Side B
1. Loyal
2. Power to Redeem (Feat. All Sons & Daughters)
3. Here’s My Heart
4. O’ Lord (Album Version)

Side C
1. I Am Yours
2. Come Alive (Dry Bones)
3. Salt & Light
4. Once And For All
5. Now Is Forever (Bonus Track)

Side D
1. Wordless (Bonus Track)
2. First (Deluxe Sessions)
3. Come Alive (Dry Bones) (Deluxe Sessions)
4. How Can It Be (Live)

Daigle is a two-time Billboard Music Award winner, a two-time Grammy nominee and an American Music Award winner. With a voice that is both smoky and sweet, Daigle has forged a unique sound that is reminiscent of the soulful, heart-in-throat vulnerability of Adele mixed with the raw power of Amy Winehouse. Her ability to connect with her audience has captured critical acclaim and recognition as the fastest-selling new artist for her genre of the last decade. Her debut album, How Can It Be, has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and has produced three certified Gold singles.

 

Kanye West Reveals Track Listing and Cover Of New Album “Donda”

Besides running for the Presidency of the country, Kanye West has revealed the cover and track listing of his forthcoming album Donda. The album was originally planned to be released on July 24 but has been delayed.

Nevertheless. Kanye West has at least delivered the album cover. “DONDA ALBM CVR,” he captioned the Twitter update giving a look at the colorful Donda art on Saturday night (July 25). Last week, West announced the new project would be released on Friday (July 24), and even posted a picture of a track list and the promise of an accompanying movie — but none of it has made an appearance yet.

Kanye West’s Donda Album Tracklist

1. “Stay on ‘Em”
2. “I Know God Breathed on This”
3. “Off the Grid”
4. “Keep My Spirit Alive”
5. “In God’s Country”
6. “God’s Country”
7. “Future Sounds”
8. “Praise God”
9. “New Body”
10. “Space X”
11. “Donda”
12. “Lord I Need You”

West’s 2019 release Jesus Is King, was a Christian hip hop album. On the US charts, the album became the first to ever top the Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Rap Albums, Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums at the same time. He also collaborated with Vanessa Beecroft on two operas, Nebuchadnezzar and Mary. On December 25, 2019, West and Sunday Service released Jesus Is Born, containing 19 songs including several re-workings of older West songs.

 

Courtesy of hallels.com

 

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Tori Kelly Reveals Tracklisting, Cover For Upcoming New EP And More

On August 14, Tori Kelly will release Solitude, a five-song EP that she recorded at home during quarantine. The two-time GRAMMY winner announced the track listing today and shared one of its five songs – her poignant version of Drake’s “Time Flies.” Download / stream “Time Flies” HERE and watch Tori’s acoustic, at-home performance video for the track HERE. Pre-order / pre-save Solitude, HERE.

“I’ve never been more thankful for my home studio than I have during this season of being quarantined,” says Tori Kelly. “In some ways, it felt like I was going back to my roots, when I would be in my room, making songs and posting covers on YouTube. A lot of change has happened since my last album, so it felt great to just freely write what was on my heart and be inspired by different stories. I had so much fun creating this EP and I’m excited to share this new chapter of my music.” 

Tori penned three of the EP’s five tracks at home. After recording acoustic demos, she worked remotely with producers Monro, Spencer Stewart and Stint to complete “Value” and “Don’t Take Me Home.” On the funky, exuberant “Unbothered” – a much-needed dose of hope, looking to the good times ahead – she collaborated with writers Chloe George and Micah Premnath and producer Jorgen Odegard (Imagine Dragons, P!nk, Adam Lambert). The EP closes with the highly personal “Glad,” a soulful ballad that Tori wrote for her husband, producing and recording the song herself.

Since making her debut with 2015’s Unbreakable Smile – a widely acclaimed album that entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 – Tori Kelly has lit up the pop landscape with her breathtaking vocals and full-hearted songwriting, amassing nearly 2.5 billion combined global streams to date. With her 2018 passion project Hiding Place, the L.A.-based artist continued to captivate audiences and took home two prizes at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards: Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song for the hit single “Never Alone.”

On her powerfully personal 2019 album, Inspired By True Events , Kelly offered up her bravest and most bracingly candid work to date. She supported the album with a 2019 U.S. tour and an early 2020 U.K. run.

With her 2020 European tour cut short due to COVID-19, Tori began collaborating with other artists online via her “QuaranTEA with Tori” series (view highlights HERE ) and working on new music.

Track Listing – Solitude

1. Value

2. Don’t Take Me Home

3. Time Flies (Drake Cover)

4. Unbothered

5. Glad

For more information on TORI KELLY, visit: www.torikellymusic.com

Courtesy of hallels.com

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Lecrae’s ‘Restoration’ Album Release Date, Cover & Tracklisting Revealed

Lecrae about to drop his 9th studio album, Restoration, August 21st on Reach Records. The album features artists across all genres including John Legend, Kirk Franklin, YK Osiris, Jozzy, Dani Leigh, Marc E. Bassy, BJ The Chicago Kid and more.

“Restoration is coming! There is healing on this album, but you have to be willing to admit you’re broken in order to be healed,” Says Lecrae.

In support of the release, Lecrae has dropped three singles: the first “Set Me Free,” features YK Osiris (produced by GAWVI), followed by “Deep End,” (produced by Anthony Gardner). A highlight of the album is the new single, “Drown” ft. John Legend (producers Danny Majic, DJ Frank E, and Ace Harris). “I’m excited for you to hear Drown ft my brother, John Legend. We labored on this one. Even after the initial session we jumped on FaceTime to tweak it. The man is as equally talented as he is humble. His gift and passion bleed thru this song.”

Lecrae is also releasing a documentary also called “Restoration” and his second book, “I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion, But Found My Faith”, a follow-up to his New York Times best-seller, “Unashamed”.

Tracklist:

  1. Restore Me
  2. Set Me Free ft. YK Osiri
  3. Wheels Up ft. Marc E. Bassy
  4. Over the Top
  5. Self Discovery
  6. Deep End
  7. Drown ft. John Legend
  8. Saturday Night ft. Jozzy
  9. Sunday Morning ft. Kirk Franklin
  10. Zombie
  11. Keep Going
  12. Still ft. DaniLeigh
  13. Only Human ft. BJ the Chicago Kid
  14. Nothing Left to Hide ft. Gwen Bunn

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