Release Date: February 19th 2021
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
- Reasons (feat. Lecrae & SVRCINA)
Rap has never really been my go-to genre of music. There- I’ve said it. Even though I have blogged about NF and listened to albums by Lecrae and KB- generally speaking I don’t think I can stomach a whole album of rap music. And that’s ok, as I, like many of you, have a variety of genres I listen to. Consequently a variety of genres have spoken to and have resonated with me greatly. And as the case with the brand new track “Reasons” from Hulvey (with guest vocals from Lecrae and SVRCINA), this song has grabbed me and has touched my heart… and I still don’t have an inkling to listen to Hulvey’s music. And that’s more than fine.
Sometimes there’s a song that hits you hard, and prompts you to listen to the artist, and hence you can find your favourite artist of all time. Or sometimes there’s a song that impacts you, and beyond that the artist at the moment isn’t connecting, for one reason or another. “Reasons” falls into the second category in my opinion… at the moment. As the trio of distinct, complementary and impacting artists relay to us that life is meant to be lived and lived to the full- that when you break down the ‘reasons’ for being alive, there’s way too many for you to count, and hence more reasons to the thankful and grateful for the life you’re living right now- “Reasons” packs a big punch, as we remember to thank God for our breath in our lungs and for the events in our life that has led to where we are right now- for without them we wouldn’t be us.
This is a song that needs to be listened to- no matter your viewpoint on Jesus or on life or on faith. Sort of like how “Welcome To America” by Lecrae is considered essential listening in my opinion, so to is “Reasons” by Hulvey. Does this mean I’ll instantly love everything Hulvey does? No, but I’m a bit more open to it… and isn’t at the point of a song? To draw us in with the message and hopefully draw us into a talented and gifted artist? So, take a listen and let me know what you think! Well done Hulvey, you have done an excellent job- it’ll sure be interesting to see what’s next for you in the future!
RIYL: Andy Mineo, KB, Social Club Misfits, Peabod, NF, Tommee Proffitt, Fluerie