Another slightly older track (released in 2014 on Defected). This one is a remix from House of Praise of legendary DJ Terrence Parker’s GOD HE Is (featuring vocals from Kelly Gunn).
“What is GOD, He’s GOD for you
What HE’s said HE’ll always do
All the things HE’s taken you through
“All the things HE’s got for you
All the trials HE’s taken you through
All the light HE shines on you
Don’t you know…..HE is”
The track has all the elements you’d expect from a Funky Gospel House release on Defected. Big sweeping synths, synth string chords and a pad hook, all surrounded by light (almost sparkling – I couldn’t think of a better way to describe them!) melodic additions to fill out the Gospel sound.
For some reason, Gospel House seems to be the most commercially acceptable form of Overtly-Christian Dance Music and what I like about this is that Terrence Parker hasn’t shied away from presenting an overtly God-centred message in this track.
The lyrics declare the goodness of God and how, in every situation, one thing is always true, HE is God.
“The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 118:6 (NIV)
This track is from Terrence Parker’s “Life on The Back 9” which I’ll try to review once I’ve had a chance to properly listen to it.