With his July 21, 2017 sophomore release, I Got Out (Little Boy Wonder Music and Flaydo Music), Bryan Popin (pronounced POP-in), steps into his musical calling to reach out and share the love, pain and encouragement taken straight from his own experiences. A body of work that took almost three years to complete, the project was born out of Popin's desire to assess "next steps" after going through a series of difficult and unexpected life challenges that could have easily shaken his faith. He made a promise to God to not only be honest and transparent in sharing his struggles but to ultimately be as intentional in celebrating his victories over all of them. I Got Out isn't merely a title for this new musical offering, it also serves as the project's prophetic theme that Popin hopes will connect with and encourage every listener.
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Step in the Name
Oh How I Love Jesus
Favor and Mercy
Such a Time as This
I Got Out
Beautiful Savior (Feat. Tasha Page Lockhart)
Alright 2017 Version (Feat. Tamela Mann)
You're Gonna Live Again (Bella's Song)
Bryan Popin Talkbox Intro (feat. Steven J Collins)
For many artists, difficult seasons are often the catalyst that brings out their best music. This is definitely true for gospel artist Bryan Popin as he heads into the release of his sophomore record, aptly titled I Got Out. It's a project that chronicles his journey through recent pain and offers encouragement to listeners that, in every struggle, there will also be victory to celebrate.
Album openers "Step In The Name" and "We Overcome" will have fans on their feet, moving along with the infectious groove of Popin's encouragement before bringing it down just a touch for Bryan's take on the timeless "Oh How I Love Jesus" and the soulful "Favor And Mercy."
Softer "Such A Time As This" offers hope to those who feel defeated and discouraged: "You're gonna make it / you can take it / with Jesus on your side, you're gonna win." The impactful title track "I Got Out" follows, full of lively spirit and encouragement that victory is coming, much like prophetic "You're Gonna Live Again (Bella's Song)."
The two collaborations on I Got Out, "Beautiful Savior (feat. Tasha Page-Lockhart)" and "Alright (feat. Tamela Mann)," round out the standard version of the album with powerhouse guest vocals, worshipful melodies and lyrical uplifting. If you spring for the Deluxe version of the album though, several remixes of tracks ("I Can Make It" and "I Got Out") are still available to be enjoyed.
The Bottom Line: Gospel music fans have much to look forward to with I Got Out, an album that spreads encouragement through every lyric and celebrates the victory that is sure to follow in times of struggle. An upbeat collection of praise-filled anthems, Bryan Popin carries honesty and hope into each track found on his sophomore effort.
Song To Download Now:
"I Got Out" (Get it on iTunes here.)