Recording Artist and Worship Leader Anthony Evans' highly-anticipated new album Back To Life releases February 3, 2017 through Sherman James Productions. A collection of worship songs, this new album features NBC's The Voice alumnus on 11 worship-themed tracks exploring authenticity, vulnerability, honesty and the way that the culmination of those three things brought him Back to Life. It marks Evans' eighth solo studio album and will be available through all digital retailers and exclusively at Lifeway Christian Stores. Back To Life is available for pre-order on January 6, 2017.
"Over the last year, God has given me one revelation after another through life experiences," explained Evans, deciding on the ever so appropriate title Back To Life. "I decided to make Back To Life to share how what I've learned and what has been transforming in this chapter of my life."
Back To Life features all-star producer Max Stark, esteemed vocal arranger Tim Davis (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Sam Smith, Mariah Carey), alongside a slew of background singers with credits spanning Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson and Jonny Lang. It includes personally penned selections and co-writes with Krissy Nordoff, Michael Neale (Your Great Name), Cindy Morgan, Martha Munizzi and Kirk Franklin. Sonically diverse, the album features standout songs including the title-track "Back To Life," the spiritually-affirming battle cry "Believe," the stirring "See You Again," and the faith-anthem remake "Ever Be."
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A Reignited Sound| Posted March 07, 2017
I have often used the term "underrated" before to describe artists, but when describing Anthony Evans, the word, "undervalued" comes to mind. He creates music that mixes a little pop, soul, Gospel and CCM, and as a result I feel that he is not properly valued in the CCM and Gospel industries. Some in Gospel may feel he is too CCM for their format, and although he has been more embraced in CCM radio, some may feel that he is too soulful for their format. It may be time for these formats to start broadening their view.
Anthony has just released a masterful new album titled Back to Life. He hooked up with young producer Max Stark again, as well as the incomparable vocal producer Tim Davis, to create a musical journey throughout this album of worship. Listeners will hear Anthony taking more risks vocally, adding even higher notes than we have heard him sing on previous albums.
Ironic as it is, he has found more of a sense of purpose living in Los Angeles in middle of a culture that has very different religious views than he does. However, the authenticity of some of the people he has met has provided a boost that he needed. "Back to Life" shows a rejuvenated Anthony Evans who sings of his renewed faith and sense of who is because of hope is Christ: "I, I'm back to life / I'm feeling hope arise / Because of You / and only You Jesus." He continues to sing of how major issues that affect the everyday person have no power over God. This one is as empowering as it is hopeful.
Bethel Music's "Ever Be" gets a makeover with Anthony Evans's edgy stamp of soulful vocals and powerhouse background vocals from a noteworthy choir of singers. I love the way the beat takes the forefront of the music on the beginning of the chorus. Anthony even remakes his own song, "Incredible," which was originally written by one of his mentors, Kirk Franklin. This time around, the background vocals are fuller and layered while being sprinkled throughout the whole song. He added some heat to an already funky song.
"Everything Changes" has the retro soul feel that Bruno Mars has made popular. Turn it up, roll your window down and just vibe to it. Of course with Anthony being a Californian, he had to sing praise via a little EDM with "Home."
The Bottom Line: I know that Anthony Evans is singing across the country and has a multicultural appeal. However, I want more people to take notice of this amazing talent, a unique artist who has some of the most crisp and polished tenor vocals out there. Back to Life will definitely be a great addition to his musical repertoire and serve to inspire you to seek a stronger relationship with God.
Songs to Download Now:
"Ever Be" and "Home" (Get them on iTunes here.)
Great!| Posted October 05, 2017
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