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Positive Vibes Only: Patrick Droney Delivers Soulful (And Swoon-Worthy) Rendition Of "Like The Water"
Rising singer/songwriter Patrick Droney shows off his buttery pipes with a sultry performance of his impassioned single, "Like The Water," straight from the studio
Who would've thought that using water as a metaphor for love could be … sexy?
Between his sultry vocals and the song's burning guitar line, Patrick Droney made his single "Like The Water," off his 2021 album, State of the Heart (The Deluxe Edition), as swoon-worthy as it is heartfelt. And when he brought the track to life in the studio for the latest episode of Positive Vibes Only, the song's romantic undertones became all the more tangible.
"Your love is like the water/Your love is like the dark blue under the waves/I'm only drifting farther/The way you pull me under every day," the New-Jersey-born singer croons on the track's chorus.
Finishing with an echoing guitar solo reminiscent of John Mayer, Droney's performance leaves viewers hanging on every word.
Check out Patrick Droney's smooth performance of "Like The Water" above, and watch other episodes of Positive Vibes Only below.
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Positive Vibes Only: 'Choirmaster' Ricky Dillard Shares The Joy Of Worship In A Live Performance Of "Bless Your Name"
With the help of a choir and band, worship musician Ricky Dillard leads a heartfelt performance of "Bless Your Name," one of the tracks from his latest album, 'Choirmaster II.'
On his newest project, GRAMMY-nominated musician Ricky Dillard uses his impact to unveil the peace and hope that arrives while worshiping God.
"I believe Choirmaster II is not just an album; it's a divine encounter," he explains in a press statement. "Each song is a testament to the faithfulness of God and the joy that comes from praising Him. I poured my heart and soul into this project and believe it will resonate with audiences and serve as inspiration for years to come."
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Dillard offers a live performance of one of those glorifying hymns, "Bless Your Name," accompanied by a choir and band.
"No other name shall be exalted/ No other name shall be praised/ No compares to all you do/ We will bless Your name," the chorus cheers in the intro verse. Midway through the performance, soloist Annalisha Jacobs steps in with her electrifying vocals to help take the moving performance home.
In addition to the release of Choirmaster II, Dillard also served as the gospel music arranger for the 2023 adaptation of The Color Purple, starring Fantasia, Taraji P. Henson, and more, and made a cameo in the film.
Press play on the video above to watch Ricky Dillard's comforting performance of "Bless Your Name," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Monday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.
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Positive Vibes Only: Housefires Embrace Community Bonds With This Live Performance Of "We Give You The Highest Praise"
Using call-and-response singing with a passionate crowd, worship collective Housefires embrace the power of community in this performance of "We Give You the Highest Praise," a track from their new album, 'How to Start a Housefire Part III.'
As their name suggests, worship collective Housefires believes music should set communities ablaze — but with passion. That's why, from the start of their career in 2014, they have brought together a diverse group of soloists with different musical upbringings and heritages. And on their newest album, How to Start a Housefire Part III, they're offering 10 more tracks of communal praise of the Lord.
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Housefires delivers a live performance of the project's B-side, "We Give You the Highest Praise." Led by members Ryan Ellis and Davy Flowers, the song invites listeners to join with call-and-response style singing.
"Lift up His name higher and higher/ Lift up His praise higher and higher/ Because He deserves it all," they chant. "To the One who gave it all/ You can have it all."
Housefires released How to Start a Housefire Part III on Nov. 3 via Capitol CMG / Tribl Records. According to their artist biography, the three-part series is "about stripping away the veneer and illusion of 'success and fame,' within a worship or music industry context" and "meant to be a resource for the church in thought and creed."
Press play on the video above to hear Housefires' unifying performance of "We Give You the Highest Praise," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Monday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.
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Positive Vibes Only: Kings Return Kick Off The Holiday Season With A Jolly Performance Of "Mary, Did You Know?"
Dallas-based a cappella group Kings Return celebrates the holidays with a unique arrangement of "Mary, Did You Know?," a Christmas classic addressed to Mary, the mother of Jesus.
This Christmas season, Dallas-bred a cappella group Kings Return honor the truth of Jesus — tracing back to the Nativity scene in the Bible when the world first met Him on the track "Mary, Did You Know?"
"Mary, did you know/ That your baby boy is Lord of all creation?/ Mary, did you know/ That your baby boy would one day rule the nations?," the quartet sings. "This sleeping child you're holding/ Is the great I am."
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Kings Return perform a stunning rendition of "Mary, Did You Know?," standing around one mic to let their four harmonies shine.
"Mary, Did You Know?" is a track from Kings Returns' newest Christmas EP, We Four Kings, which also features original arrangements of festive hits like "Let It Snow," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and more. We Four Kings is the second holiday EP in their discography; they released their first, A Merry Little Christmas, in 2021.
Kings Return will further celebrate the holiday season with their Holiday Tour, beginning Dec. 1 in Washington D.C. and concluding on Dec. 22 in their native Dallas — just in time for Christmas.
Press play on the video above to hear Kings Return's jolly rendition of "Mary, Did You Know?," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Monday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.
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Positive Vibes Only: Sarah Kroger Celebrates "Belovedness" In This Uplifting Piano Performance
Contemporary worship leader and songwriter Sarah Kroger offers an encouraging message of self-love in this stripped-down performance of her breakthrough single, "Belovedness."
Everyone knows how easy it is to get hung up in self-loathing. But on her breakthrough single "Belovedness," worship singer Sarah Kroger reminds us it's time to appreciate our God-given beauty and His steadfast love, too.
"He says, 'You're mine, I smiled when I made you/ I find you beautiful in every way,'" Kroger sings in the chorus. "'My love for you is fierce and unending/ I'll come to find you, whatever it takes/ My beloved.'"
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Kroger delivers a solo performance of "Belovedness" using just a piano.
"Belovedness" is a single from Kroger's latest studio project, Light. She released her debut live album, The London Sessions, via Integrity Music earlier this year. She is also a member of the multi-cultural trio Village Lights and the female collective FAITHFUL.
Beyond music, Kroger is a contemporary worship leader in the Catholic Church. "Worship became my language with God," she revealed in a press statement. "It allowed me to communicate with the Lord in a way I hadn't experienced before. There was something about it that opened my heart."
Press play on the video above to hear Sarah Kroger's uplifting performance of "Belovedness," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Monday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.