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Positive Vibes Only: Mayorkun Performs Liberating Track "Freedom" From His New Album 'Back In Office'
Nigerian singer/songwriter and musician Mayorkun delivers a lively performance of his liberating song "Freedom" in the latest episode of Positive Vibes Only
The mayor is back, and he's campaigning for freedom.
In the newest episode of Positive Vibes Only, Nigerian singer/songwriter and pianist Mayorkun combines the entrancing elements of the Afrobeats genre with a liberating message in his performance of "Freedom."
"Say you got to do what you got to do, when you searching for freedom," Mayorkun repeats in the song's chorus.
Watch the multifaceted performance below.
"Freedom" is the third track off Mayorkun's recently released album, Back In Office, the follow-up to his 2018 debut album, The Mayor of Lagos. The impressive debut project dropped via Davido Music Worldwide, the label of Afrobeats star Davido, while Back In Office was released under Sony Music Entertainment West Africa.
Davido discovered and signed Mayorkun in 2016 after stumbling upon the then-22-year-old performing a piano cover of his single, "The Money."
Keep the good vibes going by checking out more episodes of Positive Vibes Only below.
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Positive Vibes Only: Stephen Stanley Surrenders His "Reckless Heart" In This Performance Of "Whatever It Takes"
Christian rocker Stephen Stanley is ready to turn his heart over to a higher power on his vulnerable hit "Whatever It Takes."
Stephen Stanley knows the struggle it takes to turn his heart over to a higher power. The Christian rocker's latest viral hit "Whatever It Takes" details just how far he's willing to go, even as he's plagued by self-doubt, slow progress and past transgressions.
"'Cause I've been reckless with my heart, no/ I'm falling apart, I don't wanna be the same/ I need you to be the change/ I surrender all I am, I know I've made mistakes/ But the past will wash away/ I'll do whatever it takes," he vows in his trademark throaty growl over tenacious power chords.
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, the Capitol Christian Music Group signee delivers a powerful performance of his latest single, which begins in dreary grayscale before being injected with punchy splashes of color as he arrives at the song's triumphant bridge.
"Whatever It Takes" is featured on Stanley's debut full-length Divided Frame of Mind, which also includes previously released fan favorites like "Rest In The Father," "The Heat" and "Note to Self" featuring Riley Clemmons.
On the album, the singer isn't afraid to face his demons and dive into the realities of mental health struggles and internal anguish. As he explained in a press statement, "Sometimes you have to go to that dark place to find the light."
Press play on the video above to watch Stanley's moving performance of "Whatever It Takes" and check back to GRAMMY.com for more new episodes of Positive Vibes only.
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Positive Vibes Only: Watch Cody Carnes Find A "Firm Foundation" Through God In This Acoustic Performance
On the lead single from his new album, "Firm Foundation (He Won't)," contemporary worship singer Cody Carnes finds solace in his relationship with Jesus Christ, even during the most unprecedented times.
The past few years have been anything but ordinary. But even in the height of mayhem, contemporary worship singer Cody Carnes has leaned on Jesus. If anything, his faith and comfort in God — the "Firm Foundation" in his life — have only gotten stronger.
"I've still got joy in chaos/ I've got peace that makes no sense," Carnes sings in the first verse of "Firm Foundation (He Won't)." "So, I won't be going under/ I'm not held by my own strength/ 'Cause I build my life on Jesus/ He's never let me down."
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, Carnes delivers a stripped-down performance of "Firm Foundation" from an open field at dusk.
"Firm Foundation," which he originally released in 2021, inspired his upcoming live album of the same name, which just arrived on Aug. 25. On Instagram, Carnes revealed, "These songs were written in uncertain times in the last few years, but they contain the certain hope of Jesus."
Later this year, Carnes will join his wife, Kari Jobe, and Christian rock musician Martin Smith on The Blessing Tour through Europe. The shows will begin on Oct. 20 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and end on Nov. 19 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Press play on the video above to watch Cody Carnes's soothing performance of "Firm Foundation (He Won't)," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Sunday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.
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Positive Vibes Only: Anna Golden Goes From "Glory To Glory" During This Empowering Performance Of Her New Track
Christian singer Anna Golden praises God for uplifting her potential in this performance of "Glory to Glory," a B-side from her newest album, 'Church (Live).'
As a child, Christian singer Anna Golden spent her days in and out of audition rooms trying to get her big break — until she realized the spotlight (and its pressure) wasn't her calling.
"I loved leading worship because none of the attention was on me — all the glory is directed to God," Golden revealed in a press statement. And on her new song, "Glory to Glory," that proud, unwavering appreciation for God is front and center.
"There's so much more than we have seen/ You said through us, You'll do greater things," Golden declares in the second verse. "A fresh revival, there's a beckoning/ We've been here a while, and it's just the beginning."
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, watch Golden deliver an encouraging performance of "Glory to Glory," receiving additional support from a choir as she delivers her testimony to a live audience.
"Glory to Glory" is a B-side from Golden's latest album, Church (Live) — which arrived Aug. 11 via TeeLee Records, an imprint of Motown Gospel owned by GRAMMY Award-winning singer Tasha Cobbs Lenoard.
On Sept. 7 and 8, Golden will perform two shows in Missouri at gospel musician Todd Galberth's Encounter Nights.
Press play on the video above to hear Anna Golden praise God with this inspiring performance of "Glory to Glory," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Sunday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.
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Positive Vibes Only: Vincent Bohanan Leans On God In This Uplifting Performance Of "I Love To Call Him"
Worship singer Vincent Bohanan and musical group Sounds of Victory share their love of the Lord and His greatness in this feel-good performance of "I Love To Call Him," the lead single from their upcoming album, 'Live in Dallas.'
Through thick and thin, worship singer Vincent Bohanan turns to God for everything, as he reveals in his newest single, "I Love To Call Him." But it's not only because God answers his prayers — he enjoys doing it because, in his eyes, God is great in all aspects.
"Glorify the name of the Lord/ Who is worthy of all praise that's due His name/ Magnify the name of the Lord/ Give Him glory and all praise," Bohanan proudly sings in the chorus. "I love to call his name/ He is my father."
In this episode of Positive Vibes Only, watch Bohanan inspire comfort and security through a relationship with God in this upbeat performance of "I Love To Him." Before the song begins, Bohanan declares, "I want everyone to get on your feet for this," encouraging every choir and audience member to feel a more powerful effect from his affirmation.
According to EurWeb, Bohanan and musical group Sounds of Victory released the single in January in honor of their choir's ninth year, and it's a part of their upcoming album, Live in Dallas.
Press play on the video above to watch Vincent Bohanan's energetic performance of "I Love To Call Him," and check back to GRAMMY.com every Sunday for more new episodes of Positive Vibes Only.