Blissful the one who can appreciate the blessings,
Despite the pain in the dirt, the dark, and the dust,
One would not complain but put his trust and his faith in his name.
It’s a hard knock life, and it tastes bitter, but everything’s got to be better .
For life is a test, and everyone’s got a testimony.
Rudy Currence is making the way for his upcoming album titled Stain Glass Windows with his debut single, Testimony, delighting and inspiring hip-hop/gospel track.
This first piece is greatly inspiring and empowering. The pitched samples of Gospel choir, the fast-flowing delivery, the drum chops and the overall production give an uplifting rendition of a blissful state of mind.
Currence’s message is to celebrate life after overcoming harsh situations. In a way, he recalls the likes of Rachel Kerr, also discovered on Sounds So Beautiful, with her single Alive, a tune dedicated to everyone who survived hard times in 2017.
Rudy Currence is a Grammy and Dove (Gospel music industry) winning artist , for his production on Lecrae’s album entitled Gravity and was Grammy nominated for writing Sunday AM (Pronounced Sunday Morning) for four-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and national recording artist, Karen Clark Sheard.
He is a well-respected singer-songwriter and producer (David Banner, Quincy Jones, Ludacris) and due to his career, we had the pleasure to discuss about his song Testimony and ask him advices for emerging artists along a media conference,
SSB: Everyone wishes to make music that touches and inspires. The campaign for testimony is great and impactful. Plus I think this should inspire emerging artists on how to make their music involving and empowering AND brand their music, putting it into a context.
When was the last time one of your song happened to be that impactful?
Rudy Currence: I receive messages all the time of people telling me how much my music has encouraged them. Last time I had someone telling me my music helped him during the lost of his mother.
And I’ve very excited about Testimony.
Rudy Currence (on the next step for an emerging songwriter): The next step, once you have your music recorded and your stage performance ready, is to build your brand as an artist.
SSB: Between 2010 the time with Quincy Jones and Ludacris and Natural 7, and now, how well have you reinvented yourself in 2018?
Rudy Currence: I guess I’m always growing, and hopefully I’m looking to be better tomorrow than today. I just want to give my best. And career wise, I guess my accolades for Dove and Grammy wins.
I hope to get in France soon!
Thank you Rudy!
For those in Atlanta, don’t miss his show at City Winery on March 21st.