All posts filed under: Song Review

Artist Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist, Screenwriter & Author, Tyler Russell

Meet the phenomenal Tyler Russell! Tyler is an author, screenwriter, and music artist who’s out to take the world by storm by letting God use him in a myriad of ways. Very passionate about life and his work for God, Tyler released a Christmas single in 2016, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (find on apple & spotify), and a pop single this August, 2018, Now or Never (read the TBAP review here), written with fellow artist and friend, Zandy Fitzgerald of The New Respects, and took some time to talk to TBAP about it, as well as his story of faith, family, writing, and his take on life in general. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Tyler! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Tyler: 
Thank you for having me. I am a west coast boy, born in LA and raised north of Portland, OR. I now live in Nashville, Tennessee. I am one of six children; three of my siblings were adopted from Haiti in 2000. I …

Song Review ~ Now Or Never By Tyler Russell

Genre Pop Release Date August 15, 2018. Rating 4 Stars Review Tyler Russell’s Now or Never can be easily described as reverberating, catchy, and fun. While it isn’t particularly Christian, it carries an inspirational theme of love and celebration of life that is clearly birthed from a place of faith, reminding the listener of how precious the gift of life is. The anthem-like Now or Never echoes a heart that celebrates romantic love, the gratitude of living in the moment and enjoying every bit of it…just as God would have us do!

Song Review ~ White Noise By CASS feat. Chris Howland

Category Religious/Christian Genre Pop/Rock Release Date August 10, 2018. Rating 4.5 Stars Review CASS’s White Noise is a love song of appeal to God, showing the singer’s passion, zeal, and need for a relationship with God as their lover. This is what it means for Jesus to be the Groom, and us, the Bride, an aspect of the Christian faith not emphasized enough. White Noise shows the earnest pursuit of love and intimacy with God, which is a desperately needed message in music today.

Song (Single) Review ~ The Breakup Song By Francesca Battistelli

Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Alternative/Rock Release Date June 15, 2018. Rating 5 Stars Review A song about identity and boldness in Jesus that produces the confidence to shine for Him, live for God, and tell the world the truth about the salvation that is available for all. This is a song with heart and strength. About Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli is a Dove and Grammy Award winning Christian pop artist who began her music career at a young age. She took acting classes and dance lessons that helped earn her a spot in the Orlando-based teen pop group, Bella, at the age of fifteen. After the group disbanded, she attended a youth ministry where her interest in Christian pop music piqued and grew, also learning to play the guitar to help with her own songwriting. She released her first album, Just a Breath, an independent, in 2004. And then in 2008, through Fervent Records, released the EP, I’m Letting Go, and then later that year, a full-length, My Paper Heart, as a Billboard Top 40, as well …

Song Review ~ Mirage By Platon Emil & Stefan Nixdorf (Feat.Landry Cantrell & Kristen Hicks)

Kristen Hick’s, sister to Kelsey (wife of Landry Cantrell), joins Landry Cantrell and producers, Platon Emil & Stefan Nixdorf on a new track titled, Mirage. Genre Pop Release Date October 20, 2017. Rating 4 Stars Review Mirage speaks of a place of darkness, but also of awakening. The metaphorical presentation, while emphasizing a phase of life where a person exists in a delusional world, also speaks of a moment of revelation: when things are made clear. Though the lyrics don’t directly point to one of Christian, it’s candor message reflects what everyone goes through at one (or more) point in their life. The instrumentals are soft and easy on the ears and do not overpower the singing, making it an overall pleasant song. Listen to Mirage

Song Review ~ I Look To You By Manny Benton

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship/Rock/R&B Release Date July 28, 2017 Rating 4 Stars Review I Look To You by Manny Benton is a prayer and a word of encouragement that is deeply personal, yet inspiring. It is an expression of worship to God from a heart profoundly sincere and motivated by God’s goodness and faithfulness. Though, softly sung, the strength and depth of the lyrics, the unmistakable passion in Benton’s voice, combined with the soothingly powerful instrumentals, carry the full power of a song uniquely equipped to both glorify God and edify the listener, as well as soulfully entertain, as the case may be. I Look To You, another wonderful production by Sean Hill (read Hill’s interview with TBAP here), is due for release this July 28th.   Manny’s Story New pop/worship artist, Manny Benton, is set to release his debut single, I Look To You, July 28 with pre-orders starting July 17. The single will be released under Benton’s independent label, Noisemakers Music Group, LLC. Benton spent several days studying the book of Hebrews, which helped birth the song. …