Rapper and vocalist Christon Gray has made waves with the release of his new project, The Glory Album, recently released on Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul label. We gave it 5 stars (and probably would’ve given more if we could), so we were thrilled to be able to get a one-on-one with the gifted artist.
1. The Glory Album is full of commentary– whether about our spiritual lives, or simply our lives in society. If you had to synthesize “the message” behind it all, what are you trying to get across?
Thank you for noticing. I was hoping that some folks might pull those themes from the album. If I had to synthesize the message, I’d say it’s that we are all human and we all need the love and grace of Jesus. I love in Gospel music how much we praise God and thank Him for bringing us through trials. I love in CCM how we can worship the risen Lord with our hands high remember how faithful he’s been. In CHH, there is often a message directed at unbelievers or something that can help the younger generation of believers. I wanted to take elements of all of those things, but remove the filters that we sometimes put on them. I didn’t want to judge the non-believers or be afraid to sing about my Savior. We make mistakes, we sin. Dang, unless you’re Jesus Himself, I think it’s best you worry about taking care of your own house first. And that’s what this album is truly about.
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5 Questions: Christon Gray Talks Emceeing, Musical Commentary & Mission was originally published on praisecleveland.com