In “Let’s Party (Holy Ghost Party),” the first single from his debut extended play God’s Gonna Bless Ya, vocalist Brian Turner introduces some old school funk to a conventional gospel model, with the resulting product appealing to pretty much anyone who loves a little swing in their rhythm. Though structured around its Christian lyrics, I wouldn’t describe “Let’s Party (Holy Ghost Party)” as being preachy in the least; on the contrary, its warm prose and unaggressive depiction of biblical themes is rather charming, regardless of what faith listeners follow. Turner drops a phenomenal debut in this track, and it’s living up to all of the buzz that it’s received so far this year.
These beats are so expressive in their own right that they don’t really need the addition of a verse to get a divine point across to us. There’s so much raw, uncut emotion in this song – from the percussion to the contour of the bassline and the synthetic melody that shadows every word our leading man sings – and yet there’s never an instance where “Let’s Party (Holy Ghost Party)” feels overwhelming or too cluttered for mainstream consumption. This was built to impress the masses, but there’s not a trace of inauthenticity to be found in its content.
The bass isn’t overly heavy at all in this single, and I like the fact that Turner didn’t drown the backend of the track with a lot of unnecessary embellishments from behind the soundboard. Moderation really is the key to success with all things in life, but especially when it comes to making a superior urban pop track like this one. Gospel is already one of the more indulgent genres in all of popular music, but the way that Turner approaches it here is unlike any other that I’ve had the chance to take a peek at lately.
Turner’s vocal skillset is on full-display for the majority of “Let’s Party (Holy Ghost Party),” and it isn’t difficult to tell that he’s been singing for most, if not the entirety, of his life. This is a man who is completely in touch with his spirituality, and in my opinion, he’s found the most incredible way of expressing the profound love that he has for God ever to exist on this earth. He doesn’t sound like an amateur still trying to find his sound in the least in this song, and that’s not a common occurrence in a rookie release, no matter the genre.
I cannot wait to hear more from this startlingly talented up and coming songwriter, and if Brian Turner can keep the energy from God’s Gonna Bless Ya going on future recordings, then he’s going to be in for quite a successful career as the years go by. Gospel has been in need of a fresh face for a while now, and in some ways Turner is the perfect addition to his scene in this moment. He’s got a lot of potential moving forward, but for now, I highly recommend checking out his first studio single as well as the extended play that it was cut from.
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