Grammy award-winning singing sensation Gregory Porter has made his eagerly-awaited return to the studio with the uplifting new single ‘Revival’, out now on Decca Records/Blue Note.
Undeniably one of the best voices of our generation, he also announces the release of his sixth studio album All Rise on April 17.
Following on from 2017’s Nat King Cole & Me album, which charted at #3, Porter’s forthcoming record All Rise marks a return to his beloved original songwriting – heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with everyday philosophy and real-life detail, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues, and gospel.
Listen to ‘Revival’ by Gregory Porter on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
First single, ‘Revival’, sets the tone, kicking off with Gregory’s signature hand-clapping. Drop the needle on this irrepressible, gospel-infused track and just try to pretend you aren’t lifted by the spirit.
He explains, “For me, it’s the message of walking into this life and having some fear and self-doubt, and the point where you grab onto something that you know is real, the silent and real things, the truth… Once you can grab onto the truth then this fearlessness comes.”
Speaking about the powerful new music video to ‘Revival’, Gregory says,“The concept of the music video is about revival and renewal of the spirit, of life’s energy. I wanted the video to have an important political message too, which is why we chose to honour the young man from Baltimore, Freddie Gray, at the beginning.
“There are so many things in life that can get you down and make you feel small, whether it be racism, self-doubt, insecurity or financial situations. It’s about finding your source of strength to bring you back to seeing who you truly are so that you can be restored to the giant that you are.”
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