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A Conversation with Singer Songwriter Eddy Mann

Eddy Mann is a smile for the soul. He’s a combination of cultural and spiritual traditions living in an ever evolving neighborhood. He’s ever comfortable in his hometown Philly roots that speak of peace, and brotherly love. An award winning and prolific singer-songwriter, he’s moved gracefully through a catalog of twenty diverse albums. His hit single, “The Consequence” was a Top 10 Christian Music Weekly radio hit.

His latest album, “Chapel Songs” featured the #1 UK ITunes hits, “Hallelujah” and “Hope of the World.”  His new album is out on June 7th, with the first single being released today.  Eddy took some time to answer some questions about his music, his career, and of course, his faith…

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HM: Can you tell us about the inspiration behind your single “The Humble Cottage by the Sea”? What themes or messages do you hope listeners take away from it?

Eddy Mann: The inspiration came from a gospel story that presents a theme of healing and hope. In a world that’s broken and hurting, one can only pray that a message of peace and unity might be found within the spirit of the song.

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“Turn Up the Divine” is your latest album set to release soon. How does this album differ from your previous work, both musically and thematically?

EM: The album is a collection of divine stories and prayer moments that have been put to song over the past year. They’re really just a reflection of my daily experiences. The musical influences are a little more diverse than usual, but that’s just what the songs were calling for.

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Your music is known for blending cultural and spiritual influences. How do you navigate incorporating these elements into your songwriting process?

EM: I don’t consciously bring influences into a song, but what I’ve been exposed to naturally becomes a part of my fabric, and then it’s re-processed into my own creativity. I’ve had a very diverse upbringing and it probably shows throughout my catalog.

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“The Consequence” was a Top 10 Christian Music Weekly radio hit. Could you share the story behind that song and its impact on your career?

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EM: The Consequence was released in November of 2016 on election day. I wanted to make a statement about the apathy I was witnessing. Our system only works if everyone participates. Anything less than that doesn’t reflect honestly about who we are, and how we feel. It was my hope that I might bring a few more folks into the fray and that would help in the cause.

Both “Hope of the World” and “Hallelujah” from your album “Chapel Songs” topped the UK iTunes Christian chart. What do you think contributed to their success, and how do you plan to build on that with your new album?

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EM: Both of those songs took a very simplified approach musically and lyrically. I was looking for an easily remembered melody with an easily remembered lyric, and both songs seem to reflect that it was successful on some level. I’m pleased that they’ve done as well as they have.

Your career spans over 20 albums. How do you keep your music fresh and relevant while staying true to your artistic vision?

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EM: I’m a student by nature, I love learning new things and I think that helps to naturally put me in new situations where I can be surrounded with challenging thoughts and different soundscapes.

You mentioned that God often appears in humble settings, such as the cottage by the sea. How does this concept influence your approach to music and ministry?

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EM: As a man of faith, I never wander anywhere on my own. What I mean is that my faith is always traveling along with me, usually leading the way, and yes, sometimes correcting my faulty navigation. It doesn’t matter where I might be, or what may be going on around me, my God is not influenced by the trappings of this world.

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What can fans expect from “Turn Up the Divine” in terms of sound and lyrical content?

EM: Everything was written, performed, and produced in house, under the Spirit’s watchful eye, and with the blessing of the One. So the success of the project will be measured in it reaching each and everyone that God intends.

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With the changing landscape of the music industry, how do you see Christian music evolving, and how do you position yourself within that evolution?

EM: I’ve reached an understanding that I just need to be an honest reflection of myself. I don’t feel restricted or restrained by what the business tells me I should be doing, about the how the mix should sound, or about what messages are deemed appropriate. What God wants is for me to speak, write, and record what the Spirit puts on my heart, and then he’ll use it to fulfill His purpose.  

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What are your hopes and aspirations for your music career moving forward, especially with the release of your new album?

EM: I have no expectations anymore. I’ve been blessed to have produce an abundantly humble catalog. So I’ll just continue to follow the Spirit wherever it leads and be grateful.

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FLO9 drops summer anthem with electrifying new single “I GOT A BADDIE”

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FLO9‘s newest song, “I GOT A BADDIE,” is a refreshing and versatile track that showcases his talent and creativity. FLO9 is known for his ability to blend different music styles, and this track proves once again that he’s a significant force in the music industry.

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From the start, “I GOT A BADDIE” grabs your attention with its exciting vibe. The song, produced by SKThaPlug, combines the intense feel of drill music with the catchy rhythm of a Jersey club beat. The result is a unique and captivating sound that will surely be the summer’s hit.

But “I GOT A BADDIE” is more than a fun party song. FLO9 wrote, mixed, and mastered the entire track, showing off his talents and dedication to his music. The collaboration between FLO9 and SKThaPlug has created a seamless blend of solid beats and catchy hooks that will have listeners hitting repeat.

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The song’s lyrics celebrate confident and independent women who have it all – beauty, freedom, and ambition. FLO9 paints a vivid picture of a ‘baddie,’ a woman who knows her worth and wants a partner who matches her strength and drive. This empowering message is delivered with FLO9’s signature confidence, making the track both a tribute to powerful women and a call for equally strong men.

As the world starts to open up and people hit the dance floors again, “I GOT A BADDIE” is set to be the soundtrack to countless nights out. FLO9 and SKThaPlug have created a track that’s not just a song but an experience that will significantly impact the music world. Get ready to hear this everywhere!

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Catchy New Anthem Alert! Love Ghost Drops Electrifying Music Video for “DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?”

Love Ghost, the alt. metal band, has recently released their latest music video, “DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?”, featuring Cinnamon Babe. The song is an adrenaline-fueled anthem that confronts the haters head-on, delivering a powerful punch with its blistering guitar riffs and thunderous drums. The music video, shot against a backdrop of gritty urban landscapes, captures the song’s rebellious spirit, immersing viewers in a world where passion and defiance collide.

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Love Ghost’s fearless approach to music-making is evident in “DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?”, which showcases their raw emotion and unapologetic energy. Cinnamon Babe’s collaboration enhances the song’s intensity with her dynamic vocals and fierce stage presence. The band’s alt. metal prowess is on full display, cementing their status as a force to be reckoned with in the genre.

“DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?” is a must-watch music video that leaves a lasting impression. And for those discovering the band for the first time, this thrilling anthem is the perfect introduction to their electrifying sound.

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