Biblical love in focus| Posted March 30, 2018 What You Need to Know:
Orlando Rodriguez has been around for quite a while. Once the lead singer of R&B outfit P.U.M.P. before going the gospel/inspirational route, Rodriguez has shared the stage with Backstreet Boys and Destiny's Child, as well as Tamela Mann and Donnie McClurkin, among others. His multicultural background, coupled with his varied experience and love of the Lord has led him to pen the racially unifying anthem, "Colorblind."
What it Sounds Like:
Smooth, soft pop meets R&B and gospel elements for a piano-driven slow jam. A gospel choir, electric guitar and the vocal gymnastics of Rodriguez's proven pipes make for a heartfelt delivery of an important theme.
The song gives a biblical wake-up call with regard to the racial tension our society is currently facing. Rodriguez begins by announcing "we have all been offended, wounded by somebody's sin." He goes on to quote both 1 Corinthians 13 and 2 Corinthians 5:7, talking about how love is patient and kind, and how we need to walk by faith and not by sight. While the song is declarative to society about how "we need love... peace and acceptance, with grace from above," he makes sure to focus inward, too, praying: "Lord, please save me from my prejudice within... change my vision, open my eyes."
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This is a great, inspirational, unifying song of repentance and hope at the same time. Using scripture as our measure, we can't go wrong, and Rodriguez beautifully calls out the tough situation of our times while providing the answer.