Author: Graham Wall

July 16, 2020

J. Crum - RUMBLE

J. Crum’s latest single is accompanied by a lyric video. Featuring smooth production and an empowering message for the Black community, “RUMBLE” is available now on various streaming/download sites. In J. Crum’s own words, “The pandemic has gotten rid of a lot of distractions and has forced America to look at itself. For black people this isn’t a new reality, but at this time it’s important that we keep fighting.”… Continued →

June 30, 2020

J. Crum & Jarry Manna - Lost & Found

Veteran emcee J. Crum has just released his brand new, self-produced single entitled “Lost & Found” featuring indietribe. member Jarry Manna. “Lost & Found” is about understanding our identity isn’t in the things of this world. Though at times we feel lost, there is a place that we belong. J. Crum shares, “I spent a lot of wasted time trying to fit in spaces that I had no business being in. I know I’m different and I’m ok with that.… Continued →

June 17, 2020

Kevi Morse - Black Boy

Kevi Morse is a hip-hop artist, DJ, and entrepreneur. When describing his latest single, he shares: I wrote “Black Boy” from a place of encouragement. The song shines light on all the injustices and what it’s like to be a person of color (POC). I hope this song helps the masses find hope and peace, while understanding we’re all equal. #Blacklivesmatter “Black Boy” is available now on your favorite digital retailer or streaming service. Source: SOHHPRContinued →

June 5, 2020

May 23, 2020

DIE-REK - Praises of Men

On his third single from The Dying Ones, DIE-REK carefully analyses the supposed importance of the “praises of men”, the value it adds to our lives or the lack thereof. Even though the primate-like thump of the self-produced beat will make you do the Klingon Face™ immediately, the lyrical content is still intensely personal. DIE-REK’s unique perspective on props from peers will require repeated listens for effective digestion. It’s safe to assume that DIE-REK humbly accepts any renowned kudos, but he also knows that his legacy is greater than Earthly trinkets and his real treasures are stored in Heaven.… Continued →

April 2, 2020

Doc Watson and Trig Announce The Inside View Podcast

From concepts to companies… How do you take a project from $500 to $500k in revenue? How do you take a label from nowhere to 200 songs and 80 million streams in a year? How do you do both while remaining focused on God and Kingdom Building? From concepts to companies, Doc Watson (Jacob Makaish), Co-CEO of Reflection Music Group and Trig (James Rosseau, Sr.), CEO of Holy Culture, come together to share their long-standing relationship, as well as their individual and interwoven journeys through CHH.… Continued →

March 27, 2020

Introducing: Nömlonger

Nömlonger is the product of Matthew Hildebrandt, an indie electronic artist from Saskatoon, SK. Over the last couple of years he’s released the occasional track, but think on these things // okay, i will is the artist’s first proper release. The two tracks sample Bible readings of Philippians 4 and Psalm 16, creating an ambivalent environment of electronic-meets-acoustic sounds that evoke trusting God. think on these things // okay, i will is available now on digital retailers and streaming services.… Continued →

March 26, 2020

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February 22, 2020

DENS - They

DENS’ latest track, “They,” is accompanied by a music video. The song is taken from their forthcoming album, Taming Tongues, which will be available March 6 on Facedown Records. “They” is the result of reflecting on an ongoing pattern we have seen in our relationships and in the conversations that encircle us. Namely, there is often a fundamental breakdown in communication due to a lack of precision in language, a cloud of emotion that colors our reactions, and an unwillingness to empathize with other people.… Continued →

February 12, 2020

CHH veterans Flame & Da' T.R.U.T.H. team up for Complicated-ish Podcast

Remember as kids, when we were taught something was either good or bad, right or wrong, etc.? Then later, you realize everything doesn’t quite fit as neatly in those categories. It’s more complicated. Grammy nominated artists, Da’ T.R.U.T.H. and Flame delve into candid discussions on society, the arts, religion, humanity and more while exploring meaningful topics relevant to their shared faith and the culture that shapes it all. Visit https://complicated-ish.com for full episodes or listen on your favorite podcast platform.… Continued →

January 24, 2020

REVIEW : Chase Tremaine - Unfall

To brush my bangs to the side, or not to, that is the question. For some, emo means The Jazz June, but for others, it means Hawthorne Heights … ad infinitum. While emo is a genre that is difficult to define, I would say that Chase Tremaine combines emo, indie, and pop—think Mae or Number One Gun. Unfall begins with “Matter,” which makes a good first impression with its wonderful guitar and a chorus that immediately gets stuck in your head.… Continued →

January 13, 2020

Song of the Day: Extol - Inferno

I listen to metal rather sparingly, but I love this song. When 1:10 kicks in, I feel like I’ve been transported to medieval times, and it makes me feel freaking epic. The drums sound like horses trotting while they pull their chariots, and the guitars bring to mind knights battling under a glow of flames. Rumor has it that drummer David Husvik recorded his parts without using a click track (but don’t quote me on that).… Continued →

January 10, 2020

Cephas - New Day

News Source: SOHH PR Cephas released a music video this Friday for “New Day,” a song which speaks about emotional and spiritual manifestations of depression. The new song will be featured on his debut mixtape, The We Will Go Sessions, which is set to release in March on GO! Records. In Cephas’s own words, I wrote this song to encourage myself to get out of bed in the morning. The lyrics were written to help me get out of a prolonged period of traumatic depression where at times I became suicidal.… Continued →

January 8, 2020

John Reuben Announces New Album

Based on a tweet that included a couple of pictures, John Reuben will be releasing Greatest Christian Rapper Ever sometime next week. According to Wikipedia, his birthday is January 14, but since the site’s content is openly editable, I don’t want to say that’s a fact and be a day off. Reuben’s last album, Reubonic, was released in 2017.… Continued →

January 6, 2020

December 23, 2019

Best of 2019: Graham Wall

1. The Drowned God – I’ll Always Be the Same I experienced a week-long bout of the flu this January—probably my punishment for not getting a shot. This was prior to the release of I’ll Always Be the Same, but the single “Less Than an Exit” was stuck in my head during those days. Given my terrible headache and being quite sapped of energy, the song felt strangely affirmative. Since that time, numerous songs by The Drowned God have echoed in my head, and they’ve been among my most-listened-to artists this year.… Continued →

November 4, 2019

Song of the Day: Mineral - Gloria

You might say that Mineral was “almost a Christian band.” Vocalist/guitarist Chris Simpson stated in an interview with NPR last year: “I have no qualms about being a seeker, as it were. But as I have grown into myself, I’ve realized that I’m definitely not a Christian, which is where I felt like I was in the Mineral era.” Beyond the label, the band has some incredible emotional rock music to their name. “I just want to be something more than the mud in your eyes” recalls the story of Jesus healing the blind man in John 9.… Continued →

November 1, 2019

REVIEW : Kanye West - Jesus Is King

“Damn” is the only curse word you’ll hear on Kanye West’s latest album.* Jesus Is King is gospel rap, and not only in the usual sense. With the help of the Sunday Service Choir and Fred Hammond, the gospel influence is potent; although rhymes and beats are present, the latter are especially minimal. Opening track, “Every Hour,” includes no rapping at all and reminds me a little bit of Tonéx. Lyrically, the album is forthright in its expressions of Christian faith.… Continued →

October 28, 2019

Song of the Day: Corey Crowder - Learning to Let Go

Last week, over at the IVM discussion group on Facebook, a conversation ensued about indie labels within the Christian music scene. Mono vs. Stereo was mentioned, and I commented about their impressive 2005 compilation, The Revolution Will Begin in the Blink of an Eye Vol. 2. One of the artists I enjoyed most on this CD was A Farewell to Arms, who later went by his personal name, Corey Crowder. Currently, it looks like Crowder is more involved in the country music scene as a producer/songwriter, rather than focusing on his work as a solo artist.… Continued →

October 26, 2019

October 21, 2019

Song of the Day: Mars ILL - Inside Out

Mars ILL’s “Inside Out” is one of the most convicting songs I’ve ever heard. Backbreakanomics (2003) is a classic album as a whole, but Dust’s production on this song is what really sets it apart, with its haunting samples and DJ scratches. Manchild uses the occasion to tell a story which focuses on social inequality, spiritual transformation, and justice. Blames the system that built jails instead of schools / Blames religion as a set of useless rules / Blames his father that he never even knew / Looks in the mirror.Continued →

October 17, 2019

Nomis - Atlas

Nomis has some positive hip-hop for you this Thursday, and the jazz-based production is very nice on this one. “Atlas” is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and all other digital outlets. The press release from SOHH PR reads: Drafting out of the momentum of the group cypher, “Open Season”, Nomis releases his second single in the “Least of Green” series. Unlike the previous single, Nomis keeps the alphabet acrobatics all to himself on this one.… Continued →

October 14, 2019

October 8, 2019

Relient K Announce Track Listing for "All Work & No Playlist"

Just last month, Relient K announced All Work & No Playlist, a vinyl release including fan-picked songs. Over 6,000 fans voted and the track listing has been revealed. Unfortunately, it appears that the vinyl has already sold out. As someone who voted, I thought the selection looked quite good, and can only hope that more copies will be made. Share your thoughts on this intriguing release below, and keep up to date with the band on Facebook.… Continued →

October 7, 2019

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