Ten Three Records recording artist Orlando Rodriguez is thrilled about the release of his latest single, “Colorblind,” and he can’t wait for fans to experience it for themselves–not only because of its relevant lyrical content, but because of its ultra cool, jazz-inflected gospel vibe that will have fans raising their hands, nodding in time and singing along.
“The song is a socially conscious, timely message speaking to the sentiments of society today,” Orlando explains. “‘Colorblind’ reminds us that we have the ability to see others–beyond the flesh, the way God sees us, through the eye lenses of agape love expressed in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.”
Produced by Anthony Raglin and mixed by Chuck Alkazian (Percy Bady, Desmond Pringle, Christina Aguilera), “Colorblind” encourages listeners to embrace the idea that God is Love and that we should continue to embrace unity for the greater purpose of the Kingdom.
“I can’t help but think of what the world would be like if everyone looked at things from God’s perspective,” Orlando muses. “My song ‘Colorblind’ is an appeal to see others the way that God sees them. I believe that if we could love each other the way God loves us, then we would have a much easier time getting along and working together. Unity in the body of Christ is so important because we all need each other.”
Listen to “Colourblind” now : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7kdp4dcHVQ
Blackberry Records has announced the signing of talented female vocalist KEYLA RICHARDSON, announced recently by Doug Williams, President of Blackberry Records. The label is gearing up to release Richardson’s debut single, “Believe,” slated to hit all digital and streaming outlets March 2018.
“Believe” is a powerful song with a positive message that is so needed in today’s society. Produced by the award winning team of Doug Williams and Stan Jones, Keyla’s vocal abilities were captured with a soulful feeling that is undeniably breathtaking.
Her extraordinary talents were first discovered when she and three of her friends sung an accapella version of the song “Hold On” that went viral and garnered more than ten million views. Shortly thereafter, Doug Williams and Co-Producer Stan Jones saw her perform live in a small town in Georgia and was mesmerized by her stage presence, delivery and poise. Doug was on the phone a few days later talking to her father about the possibility of her becoming a part of the Blackberry Records family.
“After being involved in the music industry for nearly sixty years, it’s not very often that I am completely blown away the first time I hear an artist perform live”, states Doug Williams. “However, such was the case when I first heard Keyla Richardson perform. I simply could not believe the anointing and the power that was flowing from this young woman, not to mention her extraordinary vocal abilities and voice control. Instantly, I could tell that she had an amazing destiny in front of her. Therefore, I am truly honoured to have her as a part of the Blackberry Records family and so excited to see where God is getting ready to take her.”
Celebrated worship leader LINCOLN BREWSTER, known for church and radio favourites like “There Is Power,” “Today Is The Day” and “Let The Praises Ring,” releases his first new music in over three years with the single “No One Like Our God.” The track, which is available to radio and through all major digital platforms, is the first release from Lincoln following his critically acclaimed 2014 album Oxygen. “No One Like Our God” is also the first track from a new project – his 10th album – in production and set for release March 2018.
Lincoln, a senior pastor for Bayside Church near Sacramento, California, penned the song with worship team members Corbin Phillips and Taylor Gall, working with producer Colby Wedgeworth (Colton Dixon, Laura Story, Tenth Avenue North), who will also co-produce the new album.
Country music singer LARI WHITE passed away on Tuesday (Jan 23) after a brief bout with cancer. She was 53 years-old. The singer rose to fame in the 1990s with country hits such as “That’s My Baby,” “Now I Know,” and “That’s How You Know.” Her most recent project, the pair of EPs Old Friends and New Loves, was released in Feb. 2017 and marked her 25th anniversary as a recording artist. The sets feature appearances by Delbert McClinton, Suzy Bogguss and Lee Roy Parnell.
IMARI TONES : Jesus Wind. (Kitchen Knife Records : B077CHCP3F)
This is the fifteenth album from this band, which leads me to ask how come I’d not come across them before? Some very impressive riffing opens the album and we’re off – pounding drums, pulsating bass, roomfulls of reverb, long held vocals at the limit of human hearing (see “Repent” for a great example of the latter – probably the best vocal performance on the album). It’s Germanic metal in a Helloween/Stryper/Axxis style, not quite fast enough to hit Dragonforce comparisons, except on the odd solo, but fast enough to keep the excitement level up. I was especially drawn to the rhythm/riffing guitar work, which is exemplary throughout, especially on “Jee-You”, “Saints Seeking Salvation” and “The Wave” (which is more Gary Moore/Def Leppard than the previous reference points). It’s fast, furious, throttling forwards and back as the song demands, clear even at top speed and has more energy than it has a right to, even veering dangerously close to punk on “Don’t Stop Walking” (with a lovely chanted closing line) and “New Jerusalem” whose main riff had a hint of “London Calling” about it. Some prog bands release instrumental versions of their albums as bonuses – here’s one metal band that could do so. Even on the gentler “Peace” it sounds like they’ve fed the acoustic guitars through a Marshall first. It works, giving the solo a chance to shine, without fighting the riffs going on behind it. Overall very accomplished and makes me want to hear more. Best track: “The Wave”. 7/10 Paul Ganney.
THE SYCAMORES, a Boone County, W.Va.-based Americana gospel band, have released their debut album Traveling Mercy. The album, which features nine original songs and one reimagining of a gospel classic, is the culmination of three years of work for group co-founders and songwriting partners Jessica Kirk and Zack Harold.
“We’re overjoyed to be able to release this music to the public, after spending so much time working on the album,” said Harold. “We poured our hearts into writing, arranging and recording the songs. I’m confident that will shine through when folks are able to hear ‘Traveling Mercy’ on their earbuds and car stereos.”