Well, Kanye West is for Jesus, and he’s gathering one of the motliest crew of celebrities, hip-hop fans, artists, believers, and sceptics that the world has ever seen.
Kanye West brings much-needed energy, innovation and musical integrity to Christian music. Although the beginnings of this new path may not be as polished as they could be, West’s faith will continue to positively inform his creative practice and Christian music will be better for it in the long run.
The previous versions of Jesus Christ Superstar either played it far too safely and stereotypically or got it right on the money with a deeply sobering ending and even a wink at a potential resurrection. The 2013 version pulled out all the stops to make a mockery of the whole thing.
In This is America, what does it mean that Donald Glover is the figure of violence and aggression, rather than a white actor? What does it mean for him to be running from the police at the end? The video clearly references mass shootings, but is it simply advocating gun control?
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A mix of new and old, blending genres with thematic depth and distinction, marrying the current zeitgeist to the latest songs with an ear for what I need to hear right now.
Vancouver based musicians Sheldon and Nic Kozushko from sheldoncole came by Converge for a chat. We talked about the West Coast, Jesus, and their new EP: Detroit.
Many of us know the song “Honesty” by Billy Joel from his 1978 album 52nd street in which he declares that tenderness “isn’t hard to find.” But few people know that 5 years earlier on that very same record label Paul Simon released a song called “Tenderness” in which he argues the very opposite to Joel.
Last week, I sat down with Josh Garrels to talk about his new Christmas album. we talked about the melancholy and darkness this time of year and what the Incarnation means to him on a personal level. He also had some exciting news to announce! Here is some of our conversation. Listen here: Buy the album here […]
22, A Million employs auto-tune in such a way that it makes space for the human, and he likewise employs scepticism in a way that makes space for faith.