Gospel: Spring 2020

Monarch Gospel Recommendations

My arms

Impacts Christian radio and all DSP’s today.
“My Arms,” already tops 20 on CHR at No. 19 and gaining adds at AC each week, is LEDGER’s third single since her debut, self-titled EP LEDGER (Atlantic, Hear it Loud). The EP was the highest debut on Billboard’s top Christian albums chart, hitting Top 5 on the rock chart, as well as No. 2 on iTunes rock albums chart and No. 7 on iTunes overall albums chart.

About “My Arms,” LEDGER commented, “Sometimes we face things that just feel impossible. The burden feels too heavy, and we just don’t think we have the strength to go on. The beautiful thing is, that in the places where we don’t know how to move forward – He knows the way… and when we don’t have the strength to stand, He has all the strength we need!”

Love child

Talented singer/rapper/producer Angeloh delivers the second volume to his ‘LOVE CHILD’ series. In the first volume, Angeloh explores his past relationships with brutal honesty, exposing and coming to terms with his flaws, as well as a resolve to do better no matter the storm. Child EP 2 opens up with ​“Bone of My Bones,” a hard-hitting trap banger that hints to God setting him up to find his wife in a strange land (NYSC camp to be precise). In ​“With Me,” alongside Ore Macaulay, the song does poetic justice in delivering an urban take on a marriage proposal on the backdrop of dark and trying times, with the intent of using the union to amplify their light to chase ten thousand. “Ore’s Interlude” goes a step further to give context to the possibilities of relationship, marriage and family done God’s way – Christ’s way.

Maurice Smith
I still believe

Singer Maurice “Reggie” Smith speaks in a quiet tone that conceals his vibrant singing voice. The skilled singer can deliver lush ballads, unconstrained worship and inspirational urban songs with ease which comes straight from the depths of his heart. Smith has built his repertoire of musical experience by singing with mainstream music giants Estelle, Sinead O’Connor, Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees, Tears for Fears, Simple Minds, and for some of Gospel’s greatest – James Hall, Hezekiah Walker, Yolanda Adams, Johnathan Nelson and Dorinda Clark-Cole. His notable appearances include BET’S “Bobby Jones Gospel” and “106 & Park,” NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and the De Laatste Show in Brussels, Belgium. Smith has been a lead vocalist for gospel groups Trevone Perry and Devine Purpose and Anthony Ponder & Ministry’s Desire. Now, he steps forward from the background into a solo career that promises to deliver a fresh sound of contemporary and urban gospel anchored in theologically-based lyrics.

Mali music
Let go

Written by Mali Music and produced by David “D1” Grant, Jr., “Let Go” showcases the distinctive blend of contemporary soulful R&B, hip-hop and inspirational, conscious lyricism that have garnered Mali critical and widespread acclaim as one of the music industry’s most compelling creators. Mali speaks on common temptations we face in life and being strong in spirit facing God.

Adrian Dunn

Critically acclaimed multi-genre artist, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer Adrian Dunn flanked by his powerful cadre of singers, The Adrian Dunn Singers, continues to redefine and celebrate the wealth of history and legacy in the African American spiritual with the release of the highly anticipated disc Redemption: LIVE. Dunn and his group have recently released a collection of modern spirituals and gospel songs entitled Revelations. The purpose behind the release, which includes an album and sheet music, is multi-faceted and powerful. Each song, from “Wade in the Water” to “Precious, Lord,” honors a young man killed by senseless violence in the U.S. The songs have been masterfully rearranged by Dunn and the vocals of his group are resoundingly powerful.