Heavily influenced by the hip hop music of the 90's and the Motown sound of the 60's and 70's, A.K.A. Fisher brings an old school flavor to many of his compositions and combines hard-hitting beats with lyrics that reflect his Christian faith as well as his interest in philosophy with the goal of using a unique audio experience to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ.
A.K.A. Fisher began writing and producing music at the age of 12. Since then, God has delivered him from the depression that had him cutting his arms and thighs, saved his life, and rescued him from the pit of doubt that had for years kept him from experiencing the sort of relationship with Jesus Christ that fueled his parents’ ministry. A.K.A. Fisher is now a husband and father living in Texas.
This song is about feeling rejected and out-of-place as a follower of Christ in a world that hates what we stand for. The song was inspired by my struggles as a Christian artist and by my longing for the return of Christ Jesus.
As we grow older, as men, we start to realize that our fathers and mentors don't have all the answers. What's worse is that we begin to see their faults and shortcomings. For some, this is merely the beginning of grace for humanity, in it's fallibility. But, for others, this realization becomes a conflict that devolves into resentment, bitterness, and deep rifts in their relationships. This song is about the latter.
Ivory Hill depicts the the selfish mentors and father-figures who gracelessly judge from their usurped positions of power, and exposes them for what they are. It is the hard line that needs to be drawn when a boy says "enough", and begins to focus on becoming his own man. Ivory Hill is not for the faint of Heart, but for the broken-hearted who need to sever toxic relationships in order to heal.
How does a Christian do this in a healthy and holy way?
REP and John Hummel give a new take on the hymn Rock of Ages as they dive into their personal reflection on God's guidance through life's storms. Worship song, devotional, and hip-hop track all rolled into one, ROA is a simple and catchy song that will have you think about how God has brought you to where you are now and the promise of a great future.
The song is a smooth boom-bap throwback to the carefree summer days when we had time to be more introspective about our walk with the Lord. Maybe you'll find yourself asking God a few questions about your walk with him after listening to this one a few more times.
They say that if you love something, let it go. If it returns to you, then it was meant to be. While this sound like one of the flowery threads that weave through our lives, it's really just a saying. The reality is that God controls all things, but he would rather work alongside us, as we follow his will for our lives.
"This song is very personal to me. The lyrics are/were my prayers. I hope you will be encouraged to give whatever needs to be given up to the Lord, to him! He is more than capable." ~ Dia
This often means releasing our hopes, dreams, fears, and worries to him, knowing he is the source of all good things. We often think that we are giving up the things that matter most, when we are really allowing God to prepare us for the things he has in store for us. In White Knuckles, Dia explores the real fears we struggle with in trading our own desire for control in our lives.
“Distance,” along with the whole of the “Interim” EP, is about the tension of waiting for the fulfillment of the Lord’s promises — and not just the general ones listed in the scriptures, but the unique ones spoken by the Lord for the individual listener. These specific promise create in us a tension of two kinds: the pain of longing, and the joy of hope. The Lord has created this tension for us to experience His faithfulness, and "Distance" is a commitment to "wait on the Lord," trusting Him to fulfill all that He has promised. Instead of looking to soothe the tensions by worldly means, I would rather suffer through the waiting and know that in the end, it will all be worth it.
"... I can't buy comfort pyrite, so I'll keep waiting for hindsight."
The bible tells us that a man who finds a wife finds a good thing. It is also important that when he finds the woman he wants, he is vulnerable, forthcoming, and even assertive about what he wants in a relationship, and ready to lead, moving the relationship towards marriage. "Lonely" is a good example of what this looks like.
Edify takes a new direction with the song showing off his vocal skills in a shockingly satisfying performance and delivery. "Lonely" is a hauntingly catchy tune, that will quickly find its way onto your playlist and into your heart. If you like me, you'll be singing and humming this song while you work for the next few days.
Old Man Xero releases BREATHE, a song that he wrote, composed, produced, and uploaded in less than 24 hours during a 2 day Livestream on Facebook. He then asked his followers online to help him name the song, ultimately choosing the name "BREATHE". Xero says, that he wants to spend some time evolving and sharpening his production skills by focusing on a Trap/EDM/Bass Music style, all while honoring God with the results.
Old Man Xero's "BREATHE" is available as a free download exclusively on Tentmaker Music's Soundcloud page.
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