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Positive Vibes Only: Twin Brother Duo KAIRO Lay The Harmony On Thick In A Sunny Performance Of "Can You Love Me Tonight?"
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Positive Vibes Only: Twin Brother Duo KAIRO Lay The Harmony On Thick In A Sunny Performance Of "Can You Love Me Tonight?"

Twin brothers Ej and Ak — together known as dream-pop duo KAIRO — deliver a smooth-as-butter love song, filmed against an idyllic, sunshine-filled backdrop.

GRAMMYs/Jul 10, 2022 - 07:01 pm

Lush melodies, blood harmony and an acoustic pop beat set the scene for KAIRO's debut EP, Love Letters From Houston. Released in May, the five-song project is inspired by KAIRO's journey that led the sibling duo from their native Nigeria to growing up in Houston, Texas.

In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, the pair put a spotlight on "Can You Love Me Tonight?," the lead single off Love Letters From Houston, which declares unconditional devotion to a love interest in the hopes of cementing their relationship status. 

Adding to the romantic lyrics, KAIRO brings close-knit vocal harmony and lightly-strummed acoustic guitar into the equation, pairing the music against an equally feel-good visual backdrop.

Wearing different colored solid-print t-shirts, Ej and Ak — who are identical twins — are nearly indistinguishable in the clip, except for the fact that one of them is playing a guitar. Together, they perform against a verdant backdrop of trees, fields and a pond, the sun shimmering against the leaves as the sound of the breeze serves as extra accompaniment.

Though Love Letters From Houston's songs run the gamut from love to heartbreak, effortless and gentle positivity is a common thread throughout the EP. 

"This record is a sonic depiction of our experience with love while growing up the last two years," the duo explained to Atwood Magazine. "Every song was made with the intention of completely leveling up every aspect of our art — sonically, visually and lyrically."

Its songs were also crafted during their first trips from Houston to LA, a city that has since become their home. In part, the concept of the record is a tribute to the city that raised them, told from the perspective of two artists now making their way out into the world at large. 

Press play above to get a taste of KAIRO's shimmering, buoyant musical style, and check back to GRAMMY.com every Sunday for more episodes of Positive Vibes Only. 

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Positive Vibes Only: Elevation Worship Celebrate God's Unchanging Love With An Epic Performance Of "Same God"
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Positive Vibes Only: Elevation Worship Celebrate God's Unchanging Love With An Epic Performance Of "Same God"

The Christian music collective name-checks a variety of Biblical figures in this performance of "Same God," calling on the boundless love of a God who has been there throughout the ages.

GRAMMYs/Aug 21, 2022 - 05:15 pm

Elevation Worship take a bird's eye view of God's love in "Same God." In each verse, the Christian collective conjures up some of the best-known stories of God's love, before calling on Him to provide that same bastion of love and power today.

In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, the group backs up that lyrical message with an equally powerful performance. The group performs shrouded in dim lighting, their faces projected on a screen that encompasses the performance space.

The chorus repeats the titular line — "You are the same God" — driving home the song's message: God delivers the same love and faithfulness that was established thousands of years ago, with the first covenant He gave to humankind.

"God is perpetually the same. He is unchanged in His wisdom," Barrientes says in a statement about the song on the group's website. "He is unchanged in His power. He is unchanged in His goodness and His generosity toward us. He's not thrown off by my failures and shortcomings."

"Same God" comes off the track list of LION, Elevation Worship's tenth live album. It's the first project that the collective released since their GRAMMY-winning collaborative live album with Maverick City Music, 2021's Old Church Basement, a career-changing project that launched the group into the global sphere and broke streaming records

With an increasingly wide-ranging sonic landscape, LION is, in many ways, the group's most ambitious work to date. But it still holds many of the same elements that they espoused when Pastor Steven Furtick launched the group as a branch of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based Elevation Church in 2007. Furtick is still at the helm of the collective, and he co-wrote "Same God" with fellow Elevation Worship members Chris Brown, Pat Barrett and Brandon Lake. 

Press play on the video above to watch the full performance of "Same God," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Sunday for more episodes of Positive Vibes Only.

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Positive Vibes Only: Hillsong Worship Performs A Tender, Reverent Version Of "Hosanna"

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Positive Vibes Only: Hillsong Worship Performs A Tender, Reverent Version Of "Hosanna"

Led off by a strengthening talk from TV personality and host Jason Carter, Hillsong Worship leads viewers in praise with a performance of "Hosanna"

GRAMMYs/Mar 28, 2021 - 03:45 pm

Our family, friends, jobs and every other sector of life are bound to let us down now and again. But music may be the only component of our existence that always does us a solid. TV personality and host Jason Carter is keenly aware of this.

"It's a safe space; it's a solace; it's a comfortable blanket that we all need from time to time," Carter says in the latest episode of Positive Vibes Only. "Especially after everything we've been through in the last year, many are finding it hard to adjust to their new normal and what that looks like."

That said, "You can always rely on music to put a smile on your face," Carter says. He then introduces Hillsong Worship, a devout duo who performs its ascendant song, "Hosanna," on voice and piano while shrouded in monochrome.

Check out Hillsong Worship's tender performance above and watch more episodes of Positive Vibes Only.

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GRAMMY.com's New Positive Vibes Only Digital Series Is Coming To Motivate, Affirm & Uplift

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GRAMMY.com's New Positive Vibes Only Digital Series Is Coming To Motivate, Affirm & Uplift

The series will include performances by Christian music artists Hannah Kerr and Wande, Latin GRAMMY-nominated group Miel San Marcos, GRAMMY-nominated singers Jekalyn Carr, Jonathan McReynolds, Kierra Sheard, and more

GRAMMYs/Aug 29, 2020 - 03:51 am

Motivation, affirmation, and uplifting energy are at the core of GRAMMY.com’s latest digital series Positive Vibes Only. Each installment will feature a performance by an artist or group that records gospel, Christian or inspirational music. As an added bonus, each episode will open with a message of encouragement from a diverse roster of spoken word artists, poets, motivational speakers, social media influencers, and spiritual leaders. 

The premiere episode will feature founder of the OnPurpose Movement and creator of the International Day of Purpose Jovian Zayne, and a special performance by GRAMMY-nominated group Elevation Worship

"With so much going on in the world around us, we can all use a little encouragement," shared GRAMMY.com Editor in Chief Justin Dwayne Joseph. “This series is not about pushing a specific religious belief on anyone, but it is my hope that those in the music community and at large know that all is not lost. We individually and collectively have the power to help turn things around.” 

The series will also feature performances by Christian music artists Hannah Kerr and Wande; Latin GRAMMY-nominated group Miel San Marcos; GRAMMY-nominated singers Jekalyn CarrJonathan McReynoldsKierra SheardKoryn Hawthorne, Mali Music, and Natalie Grantas well as GRAMMY-winning singers Kalani Pe’a and Lauren Daigle

Spoken word artist J. Ivy, poet Sabrina Benaim, host of OWN’s #LoveGoals Spirit, and internet sensation and actress Tabitha Brown are among the speakers who will open each episode. 

The series is produced and directed by Alina Vission and executive produced by Justin Dwayne Joseph and Paul Madeira. 

Positive Vibes Only posts every Sunday at 12p PST | 3p EST starting August 30, 2020, on the Recording Academy’s official YouTube channel, Facebook and Instagram.

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Positive Vibes Only: Kierra Sheard And Karen Clark-Sheard Deliver Striking Performance Of "Something Has To Break"

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Positive Vibes Only: Kierra Sheard And Karen Clark-Sheard Deliver Striking Performance Of "Something Has To Break"

The two-time GRAMMY-nominated gospel singer-songwriter is joined by her mother, four-time GRAMMY-winning gospel icon Karen Clark-Sheard, in a heartwarming performance that speaks to the social justice movements happening across the U.S. today

GRAMMYs/Sep 27, 2020 - 11:00 pm

Whether the last seven days went well or proved challenging, rest assured that you can now end your week on a high note with another blessed episode of Positive Vibes Only, GRAMMY.com's new digital series offering motivation, affirmation and uplifting energy.

This week's episode is a special double dose of love and worship. 

Two-time GRAMMY-nominated gospel singer-songwriter Kierra Sheard delivers an emotionally powerful and visually stunning performance of her new single, "Something Has To Break," a standout track off her newly released, chart-topping album, KIERRA. As an added bonus, Sheard's mother—the four-time GRAMMY-winning gospel icon and The Clark Sisters founding member, Karen Clark-Sheard—elevates the heartwarming performance to sky-high levels.

Interwoven with striking images from the current nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, this unique performance captures the fervent energy and emotional spirit of the social justice movements happening across the U.S. today. 

Ahead of the performance, Maria Menounos, a beloved media personality, actress and host of the "Better Together With Maria Menounos" series, offers some words of wisdom about the power of knowledge for achieving personal growth. 

GRAMMY.com's newly launched Positive Vibes Only series aims to affirm audiences everywhere as the country continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic and racial reckoning. The series will feature upcoming performances by Christian music artists Hannah Kerr and Wande; Latin GRAMMY-nominated group Miel San Marcos; GRAMMY-nominated singers Koryn HawthorneMali Music and Natalie Grant; and GRAMMY-winning singers Kalani Pe'a and Lauren Daigle

Spoken word artist J. Ivy, poet Sabrina Benaim and internet sensation and actress Tabitha Brown are among the speakers who will open each episode. 

Positive Vibes Only posts every Sunday at noon PST/3 p.m. EST on GRAMMY.com and via the Recording Academy's official YouTube channel, Facebook page and Instagram profile.

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