Tag Archives: new music

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: In His Presence Gospel Choir

I love finding out about new music! Today I bring to you In His Presence, the gospel choir from Wright State University!

The choir is releasing their debut album, For His Glory, on June 12th. I love choir music!!

Listen to their single, “Marvelous Things” below and make sure to support the album.

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Video Premiere: Damita Haddon’s “Won’t Turn Back” Lyric Video

TosinMojiSpeaks is proud to be partnering with Tyscot Records in hosting Damita Haddon’s lyric video debut of
“Won’t Turn Back”.

“Won’t Turn Back” is off her upcoming album, Anticipation, which will hit stores July 24th.

You’ve heard the single; now it’s your time to sing along!

Interview with Tim Bowman Jr.

When your father is a legendary jazz guitarist and your aunt a well-renowned gospel artist it’s hard not to follow those footsteps! Gospel newcomer Tim Bowman Jr. is doing just that with his Top 10 Billboard Gospel debut album, Beautiful.

I had the pleasure of chatting with him to get a little more insight on his journey to Beautiful.

TMS: First let me say again congratulations! I love the album! It’s been on repeat since the release. How does it feel to have just released your debut album?

TBJ: First of all thank you for taking the time to interview me. It feels great. It’s an overwhelming feeling. I didn’t expect it to have such an impact!

TMS:  It really is a great album! When I was listening to it I was trying to pick a favorite; but every song is my favorite. I really love “I’ll Try” though.

TBJ: Wow, thank you for that! That’s amazing.

TMS: No problem. How’d you come up with the title?

TBJ: It’s the title of the song I did with my father. We decided that would be the album title.

TMS: Cool, What was the recording process was like.

TBJ: It took about two and a half to three years. We recorded between 30 and 40 songs and narrowed it down to 13.

TMS: Wow, must have been a hard decision making those cuts! Did you do most of the writing on the album?

TBJ: I co-wrote about 8 of the songs. There was a core group of 4 of us who wrote for the album.

TMS: Your music is very eclectic. There’s pop, jazz, acoustic…everything really! Why did you decide to take that route?

TBJ: Well, I did that for two reasons. First, I listen to every genre of music. I try to find the best product of music. I love the simplicity of rock, the power of gospel, the sincerity of worship and the beats of pop. I wanted my album to show that. Also, we live in a day where we can go on iTunes and buy single tracks instead of records. But if people wanted to get a mix of music they can get the whole album!

TMS: That is a very interesting idea. But, did you feel you were taking a risk in making your album so musically diverse, especially in being a new artist?

TBJ: Of course! It’s a huge risk, but someone has to take it. I have nothing to lose!

TMS: You’ve been in the industry before this debut. I first heard you on “How I Got Over”. I remember getting the WOW Gospel 11 compilation and it was on there. I was like who is that scatting! I literally spent like 2 weeks trying to learn that. How did you learn how to scat like that?

TBJ: My father. I got the whole jazzy thing from him. When I was younger he would get his guitar and do little doodles and have me follow after him. That’s how I learned to scat.

TMS: That’s great. Not many people can master the art of scatting! With both your father and aunt being legendary artists did you feel any pressure growing up to fill their shoes?

TBJ: I feel like I had and still feel like I have big shoes to fill. They are trailblazers and amazing artists. But they don’t put any pressure on me. I just hope I can achieve half the things they did.

TMS: You will! Aside from them, who are some other musical influences?

TBJ: Wow. I have a lot. On the gospel side there’s the Clark sisters, Kim Burrell, Mary Mary, and the Winans. And I appreciate artists that do their craft well like Michael Jackson, Coldplay, Beatles, and Beyonce.

TMS: Wow that is a very eclectic list. Now I understand why your album is the way it is!

TBJ: Exactly! I listen to everything.

TMS: What do you hope listeners get from listening to you album?

TBJ: I hope people get an overall experience. I want the music to make them want to dance, worship, mellow out, chill out, praise…a whole mix of emotions! I want it to tell a story. I want them to take a journey.

TMS: Describe Tim Bowman Jr. in 3 words.

TBJ: Hmm, that’s an interesting question. I would say motivated, dedicated, and transparent.

Well, there you have it! Tim Bowman Jr’s dedication has landed him at #8 on the charts and he’s just getting started. It was truly a pleasure speaking with him and I’m excited to see what is in store for him in the future. He’s going to be touring so when he’s in your area…go see him!

In the meantime, make sure you get his debut album, Beautiful. It is amazing! Definitely music worth adding to your collection 🙂

NEW MUSIC: Livre’ “The Only God”

Livre’ is an upcoming NY-based gospel group consisting of 7 vocalist and 5 musicians. They have shared the stage with many seasoned artists such as Donnie McClurklin, Shirley Ceaser, and Mary Mary and are now working on their album!

Also, they will be celebrating their single release on June 15 in the Bronx. If you’re in the area you should go! Concert also features Kierra Sheard. Visit the event page for flyer details!

Listen to their recent single, “The Only God” below. Then go get it on iTunes!!

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New Music from Travis Malloy!

The wait is over!! Travis Malloy has just dropped not one, but two singles off his upcoming self-titled album, “Very Good” and “Yes to Your Will” ft. Tia Pittman.

I’ve been waiting for new music from him forever but the wait was definitely worth it! Travis and Tia are doing their good singing on these tracks! At the heart of his music, you can tell that Travis is a worshipper. Both singles will take you to that place!

Take a listen below and be sure to support him when his album drops on June 29th.

Check out the album cover!

Very Good

Yes to Your Will ft. Tia Pittman

New Music: Lecrae “Church Clothes”

Grammy nominated rapper Lecrae just released the title track off his upcoming mixtape Church Clothes.

People, this track is HOT! Lecrae is spitting nothing but truth. Don’t just rock to the beat; you really need to listen to the lyrics because what he’s saying is important.

“Church Clothes” basically discusses what most Christians are afraid to talk about–the hypocrisy that makes many people not want to become Christians. This mixtape is going to be more for the un-churched; but don’t get it confused. Lecrae is still making Christ the center of it all. I’m excited because I feel like he’s really going to expose to unbelievers what it really means to be a Christian.

I can tell this mixtape is going to be nothing less than amazing. Make sure you get it on May 10th!!

Listen to the track below.

New Music: Travis Malloy

I’ve been waiting..and waiting but Pittsburgh native, Travis Malloy is finally releasing not one but two singles on Monday, April 30th. I guess that’s his way of apologizing for keeping us waiting!! 🙂

We will also get a glimpse of the album cover. He announced it on his twitter earlier today:

JUST IN: The album cover will be released with the singles as well…. Hope you like it.. I put on some dress clothes.. lol..

(via Travis Malloy)

Both singles are in anticipation of his album release on June 29th.

Get ready for new music!