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Positive Vibes Only: ELEVATION RHYTHM Turn "Aquí Estoy" Into A Joyful Parking Lot Party
Rejoice with ELEVATION RHYTHM in this sunshine-filled performance of "Aquí Estoy," a celebration of the joy of living life alongside God.
Hailing from the Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, ELEVATION RHYTHM is a multi-faceted expression of worship that provides a musical landscape for people — especially youth and young adults — to express their faith.
The group encapsulates the joy of worship and a relationship with Jesus in "Aquí Estoy," a new song that bandmate Brittany Diaz says is centered around the freedom and abundance of a life led in worship.
"'Aquí Estoy' is about the joy and freedom that comes with living life with Jesus," she explains to The Christian Beat. "A lot of the time we try to find pleasure in things or places that leave us feeling empty, but the Lord promises us an abundant and fruitful life with Him. This song is about that joy you feel after experiencing His love. You can't help but dance."
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, ELEVATION RHYTHM offer a literal take on their sunshine-filled song with an acoustic parking lot performance. Set against a gently lilting beat and sprightly acoustic guitar, the song's bilingual message opens its arms to worshippers of all types, inviting them to join in the joyful world of the song.
ELEVATION RHYTHM's performance of "Aquí Estoy" is appropriately summer-ready, with a trio of musicians sitting in a parking lot as the sun shines down. Even in a setting so simple, it's clear that the bandmates are ready to celebrate and find joy wherever they go.
"Aquí Estoy" is the group's newest release, and first since their album Growing Pains, which they released in April. Press play on the video above to enjoy the upbeat performance, and check back to GRAMMY.com every Sunday for more episodes of Positive Vibes Only.
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Positive Vibes Only: Gateway Worship Español Find Faith Through Community With This Performance Of "Danzado"
Texas-based worship music collective Gateway Worship Español revel in the power of God's healing and protection in this engaging performance of their breakthrough single, "Danzando."
Gateway Worship Español trusts the power of God's healing and protection in their breakthrough single, "Danzando." God's security is always there, allowing them to consistently remain positive and hopeful.
"Your word says/ Even if I go through the fire, I will not burn/ And if I go through the waters, I won't drown," they sing in the track's intro. As the message of the song conveys, they keep dancing and praising even when times are tough.
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Gateway Worship Español deliver a vibrant performance of "Danzando." The song uses a call-and-response technique at the bridge, offering a space for the audience to engage with the performers.
Gateway Worship Español is a division of the Southlake, Texas-based ministry Gateway Church that brings together a community of Hispanic performers. According to their artist biography, the 13 members of the collective work together to build the kingdom of God and bless nations around the globe with their music. And "Danzando" is proof that their music is resonating: the song has been at No. 1 for 42 weeks on monitorLATINO, which monitors top radio stations in more than 18 countries.
Press play on the video above to watch Gateway Worship Español rejoice in the spirit of Jesus as they perform "Danzando," and keep checking back to GRAMMY.com every Sunday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.
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Positive Vibes Only: DOE Finds Growth In Her Pain In This Acoustic Performance Of "Hey You"
Christian singer DOE performs a stripped-down version of the track, offering the pearls of wisdom she's learned from her past relationships.
Falling out of love can be an agonizing feeling. But as Christian singer DOE explores through her introspection in "Hey You," there's growth found within that experience.
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, DOE performs the extended version of the track, offering the pearls of wisdom she's learned from her past relationships: "Don't lose the ones you love/ Don't lose them to poor communication/ Stop blaming it on your personality/ Grow up and show up and learn communication," she sings in the song's outro.
This stripped-down performance of "Hey You" features only DOE's soft vocals and guitar playing. Because of its simplistic nature, the lyrics are able to shine through, emphasizing DOE's message.
"Hey You" is a B-side from DOE's latest album, Clarity. DOE is a devout Christian and grew up performing at her church in Louisiana prior to joining the twice GRAMMY-nominated gospel group Forever Jones. As DOE said on her website, she now uses her solo music as a space to share what God has taught her without being overtly religious.
Press play on the video above to watch DOE's acoustic performance of "Hey You," and keep checking back to GRAMMY.com every Sunday for more episodes of Positive Vibes Only.
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Positive Vibes Only: Pastor Mike Jr. Praises God From The Rooftops In This Effervescent Performance Of "Winning"
Accompanied by a captivating musical ensemble, Rock City Church's Pastor Mike Jr. celebrates a season of blessings in this live performance of "Winning."
Since stepping into the gospel scene in 2019, Pastor Mike Jr. has made quite the impression.
The Birmingham-born spiritual leader skyrocketed to fame after the release of his debut album, Live Free, which captivated the world with his infectious, high-spirited joy for God. Today, Pastor Mike Jr. is "Winning" back-to-back, recently becoming an 11x Stellar Award champion and uplifting one of the fastest-growing ministries in the south, Rock City Church.
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Pastor Mike Jr. performs the title track from his latest EP, Winning. With the accompaniment of an ensemble, he celebrates a season of blessings thanks to God's work: "Never had a problem that He couldn't solve/ Mountain that He couldn't move/ So I know I cannot lose."
The performance overflows with praise and gratitude as he belts from a rooftop, pumping up the crowd with his dance moves.
Winning is the follow-up EP to Pastor Mike Jr.'s successful second album, I Got It: Single's Ministry, Vol. 1. The album helped the hip-hop gospel leader snag six Stellar Awards in 2022, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year.
Press play on the video above to watch Pastor Mike Jr.'s rapturous performance of "Winning," 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 Housefires Illustrate The Power Of Jesus' Love With "Lean On The Lord"
Atlanta-based worship group Housefires come together for an impassioned performance of "Lean on the Lord," a track from their recently released album, 'How To Start A Housefire.'
For worship collective Housefires, trusting in Christ is the answer to life's struggles. That's exactly the message of their new song "Lean on the Lord."
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Housefires deliver an inspirational performance of the track, complete with live instrumentation and a backing choir. At the helm is vocalist Ryan Ellis, with the entire 12-piece group providing powerful harmonies on the chorus.
"Some things don't make sense/ But one thing's for sure/ When I lean on You, Lord/ Lean on You, Lord/ Somehow Your love gives me the strength to go on," they sing.
"Lean on the Lord" is a cut from Housefires' new album, How To Start A Housefire, which the group released in January. It's Housefires' first studio album since 2017, but the collective has released three live albums in between.
The group put together How To Start A Housefire to remind listeners that their mission hasn't changed since their 2014 formation — despite the fact they have experienced commercial success. According to a press release, "The songs were meant to be a resource for the church in thought and creed rather than elements to tack onto a Sunday setlist."
Press play on the video above to watch Housefires' full performance, and check back to GRAMMY.com for more episodes of Positive Vibes Only.
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