Fair Trade Services
Release Date: February 3rd 2017
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
Recently signed to Fair Trade Services, Jasmine Murray is sure to be one of the biggest vocalists this coming year in the Christian music industry. After being a finalist on American Idol in Season 8, Jasmine has seen doors open in the coming years that God has orchestrated beyond her wildest dreams, from singing live on various talk shows to singing Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast one year. This year, Jasmine has unveiled her debut single “Fearless”, another step into becoming the person God intends for her to be; and the result is 3 minutes of pop goodness that speaks about a topic that we all can relate to- fear.
Fear is something that chains us down and stops us from living life. Thankfully, Jasmine relays to us in her big, booming voice that reminds me so much of Mandisa and Nicole C. Mullen, that ‘…I wanna be fearless, no holding back, no backing down, fearless, because I believe You’re with me now, bring on the unknown, lead me and I’ll go, come set me free, God, I want to be fearless…’. We can be fearless in spite of our circumstances, because of who is in our corner, and that is Jesus Christ- the Lord of Heaven and of Earth! A powerhouse inspirational ballad similar in atmosphere to “Overcomer” from Mandisa, Jasmine’s debut single is set to be one of the year’s most played songs ever, I reckon! A shoe-in for WOW Hits 2018, let me convince you no further, and let’s just say, check out the song and buy it, yeah?
“…There are so many people who struggle with fear, anxiety, doubt, and worry. Maybe you’re the ten-year-old girl who’s afraid to say her speech in front of her class. Or maybe you’re a woman who feels like she’s not good enough at work or not good enough as a mom. People tend to think they’re alone in their struggles because no one else seems to be talking about it. But that’s so not true! It’s just so tough to know what people are really struggling with or going through, because our tendency is to look like we have it all together. I struggle with those exact same feelings…we cannot overcome fear on our own. If we try – like I have – we’re going to fail. But when we believe in Him, He promises us courage and strength…and He’ll empower us to know that through Christ we are conquerors, we can overcome anything, and that we are called to be bold and fearless in every way!…” What can I say about Jasmine Murray’s new song that I haven’t already? Resonating with fans even right now, this is sure to be a breakout year for Jasmine, particularly with the Fearless EP dropping sometime soon. After hearing Jasmine’s thoroughly enjoyable and celebratory single, I would have wanted Jasmine to release her EP now, instead of waiting until an undetermined date in the future, however this song has more than tied me over until such a date. In my opinion “Fearless” should be on everyone’s iTunes rotation or on any other media device; the subject matter of God making us fearless and us overcoming adversity is a bonus! Now, time to dwell upon how Jasmine’s debut EP would sound like! Keep up the amazing work Jasmine!
3 songs to listen to: this is not an album or an EP, but I will definitely listen to this song three times in a row for sure! Maybe you can as well…
RIYL: Mandisa, Nicole C. Mullen, Avalon, FFH, Francesca Battistelli