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New music from the two-time Grammy Award winner!
Triple gatefold deluxe edition 3LP on teal colored vinyl!
Undeniably one of the best voices of our generation, two-time Grammy Award winning singing sensation Gregory Porter has announced an April 17 release date for his sixth studio album All Rise.
"This is straight-up gospel. This what I heard in church. When somebody caught the Holy Ghost this was the beat," says Gregory of "Revival," which was co-written with the album's producer Troy Miller (Laura Mvula, Emili Sandé, Jamie Cullum). "Troy knows the importance of message in music, but the message that we both agreed on with the lyric was what I believe in, that renewal of the spirit, of life's energy. It's both heavenly and earthly. You don't have to be a believer to understand revival and renewal, starting all over again afresh. For me, it's the message of walking into this life and having some fear and some self-doubt, and at the point that you grab onto something that you know is real, the truth. Once you can grab onto the truth then this fearlessness comes."
The powerful new music video for "Revival" was directed by Douglas Bernardt and stars dancer Jemoni Powe. "I wanted the video to have an important political message too," says Gregory, "which is why we chose to honor the young man from Baltimore, Freddie Gray, at the beginning. There are so many things in life that can get you down and make you feel small, whether it be racism, self-doubt, insecurity, or financial situations. It's about finding your source of strength to bring you back to seeing who you truly are so that you can be restored to the giant that you are."
Following 2017's Nat King Cole & Me, a loving dedication to his lifelong idol, All Rise marks a return to Porter's beloved original songwriting — heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with everyday philosophy and real-life detail, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues, gospel, and pop. The album also represents the evolution of Porter's art to something even more emphatic, emotive, intimate, and universal too.
"Yes, you could say that I went big," says Porter about his latest, which combines the talents of his longtime loyal bandmates, a handpicked horn section, a 10-member choir, and the London Symphony Orchestra Strings. "But, quite frankly, the way I write in my head, it all happens with just voice and piano first, and it's built up from there. It feels good to get back to the rhythms and the styles and the feelings and the way that I like to lay down my own music from start to finish."
All Rise continues a story of unbroken success that began with Porter's Liquid Spirit debut of 2013, which won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. "I was soothed by my voice as a child," he says, reflecting on his huge popularity, "and I think that's the same thing others get from it. I'm trying to heal myself with these songs."
|2. Dad Gone Thing|
|4. If Love Is Overrated|
|5. Faith In Love|
|6. Merchants of Paradise|
|7. Long List of Troubles|
|8. Mister Holland|
|9. Modern Day Apprentice|
|10. Everything You Touch Is Gold|
|12. Merry Go Round|
|13. Real Truth|
|14. You Can Join My Band|
|15. Thank You|