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Positive Vibes Only: Saxophonist Braxton Cook Premieres Smooth New Song "Indie" With A Luminous Living Room Performance

Braxton Cook spotlights his beloved instrument in this light-filled performance of "Indie," an intimate look at his masterful saxophone skills and effortless musical phrasing.

GRAMMYs/Oct 16, 2022 - 06:55 pm

Jazz/R&B singer/songwriter Braxton Cook frequently features his vocal talents in his recordings, but there's something especially tranquil and magnetic about his instrumental work. An alto saxophonist who has studied the instrument since high school, the now 31-year-old Cook has garnered acclaim as a performer who blends genre lines and looks at new ways to embrace the jazz format.

In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Cook delivers a simple, luminous performance of his unreleased song, "Indie." Accompanied only by an electric guitar, he lets his sax take the spotlight in this at-home performance. His instrument's tone is light and conversational, drawing from his skills as an improvisatory jazz performer and delivering elegant, effortless musical phrasing.

Cook's love for the saxophone is refreshingly apparent as he plays, and several homey touches within the living room setting lend intimacy to the performance — from a massive record collection to a colorful abstract painting.

Though "Indie" hasn't officially been released, Cook has put out a handful of music this year. Along with an EP titled Black Mona Lisa, Cook dropped one-off singles "Cryin' Heart" and, most recently, "U Already Know" and "Keep Moving" with fellow genre-bending jazz artist Kiefer.

Cook has also stayed busy playing shows around the U.S. this year, with a trio of shows coming up in California from Oct. 18-20 with Kiefer. Whether or not you'll be catching Cook's saxophone skills in person, press play on the video above to immerse yourself in his performance of "Indie," and keep checking back to GRAMMY.com every Sunday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.

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Positive Vibes Only: Watch Selah Praise The “Higher Name” In Encouraging Performance Of New Single

Contemporary Christian trio Selah share the power of glorifying God in this live performance of their latest release, “Higher Name.”

GRAMMYs/Apr 15, 2024 - 03:39 pm

Contemporary Christian trio Selah has found liberation from their anxieties thanks to the power of their newest song, "Higher Name" released on March 22.

Despite grappling with sorrow, pain, and doubt, they have found a path that consistently offers them freedom and security. In this installment of Positive Vibes Only, Selah delivers a stripped-down performance of "Higher Name," with Allan Hall playing the keyboard while Amy Perry and Todd Smith sing on the track. 

"No higher name/ That's worthy of praise/ That can free us from our chains," Selah declares in the chorus. "Author of faith/ Your kingdom reigns/ Jesus, The Name above all names/ You're the one that we proclaim/ The eternal God who saves."

Beginning April 19, Selah will perform a string of live shows, including the Singing in the Sun Festival in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and appearances at the 40 Days and Nights of Gospel Music at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky.

According to their artist biography, Hall says, "From the beginning, our words have been comfort and encouragement, and I don't think that has ever changed as a part of our mission... God has let us take the gift of music and share it and do something that could help someone.

Press play on the video above to hear Selah's motivational performance of "Higher Name," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Monday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.

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Positive Vibes Only: Watch Tzy Panchak & Raizy Team Up For A Joyous Performance Of "God Is Love"

Cameroonian Afro-pop artists Tzy Panchak and Raizy team up for a soul-nourishing version of "God Is Love," a collaboration from Panchak's 2024 album 'God's People.'

GRAMMYs/Apr 8, 2024 - 05:15 pm

Back in February, Cameroonian Afro-pop artist released his second album, 'God's People.' The nine-track LP spotlighted several of his fellow Cameroonian artists, including singer/producer Raizy, who features on the wavy, praiseful track "God Is Love."

In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Panchak and Raizy deliver a live version of their uplifting collaboration, augmented by a full band and a group of gospel singers.

"God is love, God is love/ In my heart, in my soul," Panchak sings in the chorus. As Raizy declares in his verse, "I will never doubt how close I get" — both sentiments celebrating just how powerful God's love can be.

Press play on the video above to watch Tzy Panchak and Raizy's full performance, and check back to GRAMMY.com every Monday for more episodes of Positive Vibes Only.

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Positive Vibes Only: Stars Go Dim Encourages You To Be Fearless With A Performance Of "Live Like That"

One-man band Stars Go Dim unveils the freedom you'll find when you "see yourself through Heaven's eyes" in this inspiring rendition of his 'Grace In The Wilderness' B-side, "Live Like That."

GRAMMYs/Apr 1, 2024 - 05:00 pm

Everyone has low points — moments of feeling "unworthy, not good enough," or "like you won't ever win." But as Christian pop rock singer Stars Go Dim suggests, if you "see yourself through Heaven's eyes," you will become the most fearless, unapologetic version of yourself.

"Would you open up your broken heart/ Show them who you really are/ Leave your regret in the past?" Stars Go Dim (aka Chris Cleveland) questions in the chorus. "You can live like that."

In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Cleveland delivers a moving performance of the uplifting track, sitting at a piano in a serene outdoor setting.

"Live Like That" is a B-side from Stars Go Dim's 2022 LP, Grace In The Wilderness, which also features two of his most notable singles, "Authority (In The Name Of Jesus)" and "Satisfied." As he revealed in an Instagram post upon the album's release, "This music represents me as an artist more than any other music I've ever released."

Stars Go Dim is currently on the Authority In The Name Of Jesus Tour alongside The Band Table. The trek is named after his single "Authority (In The Name Of Jesus)," one of two tracks that Stars Go Dim released in 2023; he also released a collaboration with Nigerian Christian singer Chidiya Ohiagu, "Already Blessed."

Press play on the video above to watch Stars Go Dim's encouraging performance of "Live Like That," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Monday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.

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Positive Vibes Only: Terrian Reveals The Power Of "God's Acceptance" With An Uplifting Performance Of "He Sees You"

Contemporary Christian music singer Terrian delivers an acoustic rendition of "He Sees You," a powerful track from her newest album, 'Give It Time,' that celebrates the greatness of God's love.

GRAMMYs/Mar 11, 2024 - 05:03 pm

Everyone could use that one person who loves them unconditionally, even at their lowest points. Contemporary Christian singer Terrian found that exact solace as "a child of the living God."

"I'm not perfect/ Even at my best, I don't deserve Him/ When everything's a mess under the surface/ He never makes me feel ashamed," she reveals in the opening verse of her track, "He Sees You." "He sees everything that you're gonna be/ He's healing every lie you believed/ He sees you."

In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Terrian delivers an uplifting performance of "He Sees You," a track from Terrian's newest album, Give It Time, released on Jan. 26 via Gotee Records.  Supported by a group of background vocalists, an acoustic guitar, and a piano, Terrian's stripped-down rendition helps drive the meaningful message home.

"I've been living with open hands and trusting the Lord's timing. That's what this whole album is about — waiting," she explained in a press statement. "Waiting can be hard, especially when things aren't going the way you thought they would, but at the same time, it's been eye-opening. I'm grateful for the time to figure out who I am as an artist."

On March 13, Terrian will be playing a one-night show in collaboration with Unplugged Concerts at the Mockingbird Theater in Franklin, Tennessee.

Press play on the video above to watch Terrian's inspiring performance of "He Sees You," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Monday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.

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