Release Date: March 22nd 2019
Reviewed by Joshua Andre
- Come Back Home [feat. Trevor Mcnevan] (Single)
Christopher Greenwood, or Manafest as he is professionally called; has had a respected and inspiring career thus far. A rapper and a lover of Jesus; Manafest has dropped hopeful, honest, and emotional albums throughout his career in his own ‘rap-rock’ genre. Never content with staying in just the same style within albums and even between albums, Manafest has challenged the status quo and has also delivered many confronting anthems, designed for us to look inwards at how we live our life. Songs like “Never Let You Go”, “Fighter”, “Every Time You Run”, “Diamonds”, “Let You Drive”, “Reborn”, “You’re Gonna Rise” and “Human” to name a few, have all tugged at my emotions- and this year Manafest is at it again with the professional musical and lyrical prowess, but also with the heart also in the powerful “Come Back Home”.
With Trevor from Thousand Foot Krutch guesting on vocals here, Manafest takes a page out of NF’s “Let You Down”- although this song is still musically and lyrically, even if there are a few similarities in hooks and beats in the verses. Lyrically, Manafest delves into the parable of the prodigal son and how he feels after he’s messed up and all he wants to do is to come back home to the Father. A call and response song in which the chorus sung by Trevor is sung from God’s point of view, reminding us all that we can come back home into His arms because He is everything we need; kudos definitely needs to be mentioned to both Manafest and Trevor; for creating an anthem that is equally impacting as it is hard-hitting and catchy.
You can always count on Manafest for a compelling, comforting and confronting album- and if “Come Back Home” is anything to go on by, then Manafest’s upcoming new album releasing this year; will be one of the most anticipated of the near future. Some of you may not appreciate Manafest’s mesh of music styles- however I think it’s inventive, creative, and well worth the first listen- and then you can decide if he’s an artist you could listen to or not. “Come Back Home” is indeed musically and lyrically strong in my opinion- and one of my favourite songs of the year thus far- so what are you waiting for? Check out Manafest’s latest single and let us know what you think of “Come Back Home”!
RIYL: Daughtry, RED, Lecrae, KJ-52, NF, KB, House Of Heroes