Centricity Music artist PEABOD is offering a serving of musical veggies, with the release of his debut album Healthy Snacks. Produced, recorded, and engineered by the artist himself, the unique hip-hop album is available now on all digital outlets.
Among its twelve tracks, Healthy Snacks features PEABOD’s first digital single “Shoot From The Hip,” which has quickly garnered almost 200,00 views for its music video,” plus a collaboration with pop CCM star Hollyn on the song “Ok.”Through quick and clever rhymes, the 24-year-old Seattle native puts an innovative spin on rap, daring the genre to be fun. Whether offering catchy commentary on growing up as a millenial or on coping with a bad day, PEABOD gives listeners a taste of nostalgia straight from the heart. The result is more than pop hooks: it’s ministry.
“Healthy Snacks is all about entering into joy because it’s good for your soul, just like healthy snacks are good for your body,” PEABOD describes. “At a surface level, I just wanted to have as much fun making music as I could. On a deeper level, the joy throughout the album comes from knowing Jesus and understanding the Gospel. My hope is that people listening to the album would have a ton of fun with these songs and that they would also embrace the joy that comes with knowing Jesus.”
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Healthy Snacks for Your Ears| Posted July 08, 2018 What You Need to Know:
Earlier this year, Seattle native Isaac Peabody was introduced as the newest member of Centricity Music. When NRT went live with Peabod, he told us that he started as a folk singer/songwriter and was making hip-hop beats for fun. The transition from folk to hip-hop started when he was encouraged to use those beats to write a song about his roommate Fletcher.
What It Sounds Like:
Peabod brings his musicality to the front with melodies that belong in the pop and R&B genres. While the songs tell a story, the delivery of the lyrics do not make the songs feel wordy. Each new track gives you a different flavor to keep you engaged throughout the album. Several tracks make me feel like I'm watching a sitcom, whether it's the theme song or a transition between scenes. Between the track and the lyrics, the songs are fun and bring you into a story like you were watching instead of listening.
It's tough to pick out a highlight from this album since every song tells a different story. On "Summer of Fletcher," Peabod shares about his roommate, Fletcher, and the good influences that friends can have on us. "Ok" reminds us that no matter what happens, everything is going to be Ok. In "A PEAceful Outroduction," Peabod reminds us to be ourselves and that Jesus is the most important thing.
Best Song on the Record: "Steady" wins the best song on the record for me. The melody is great, and the lyrics tell the value of finding a partner who loves God and makes us better with lyrics like, "You show me just how this grace thing works." The song starts with "What you're going to hear about today is nothing short of a miracle," which is what I think about my spouse marrying me.