HeIsTheArtist, the enigmatic Christian R&B sensation, has once again graced the music scene with his spellbinding melodies and profound lyrical prowess in his latest EP, “Dreaming in Emerald City.” Released on July 28th, the EP has already captured the hearts of fans and critics alike, solidifying HeIsTheArtist’s place in the contemporary music landscape.
Drawing inspiration from iconic films “The Wizard of Oz” and “The West Side Story,” HeIsTheArtist crafts a 6-track masterpiece that seamlessly blends Broadway-style Neo-Soul with modern sensibilities. The EP opens with a stirring cover of Judy Garland’s “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows,” setting the stage for a musical experience filled with passion and soul. Following suit is the original song “Mi Amor,” which not only pays homage to the aforementioned films but also introduces a theme of empathy towards those yearning for something more in life.
The emotional journey continues with covers of Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You” and Whitney Houston’s “I Believe in You and Me.” These tracks encourage listeners to find love in their surroundings and hold their heart’s desires close. It’s no surprise that the cover of “I Believe in You and Me” swiftly climbed its way to the UK iTunes R&B Top 10, capturing the attention of an international audience. The music video for the lead single is available for viewing at YouTube, allowing fans to immerse themselves in the heartfelt performance.
The EP also features anthemic renditions of “Diamonds” by Rihanna and “Brown Skin” by India.Arie. These covers serve as powerful reminders for listeners to embrace self-love and reject societal standards. HeIsTheArtist’s ability to convey meaningful messages through his music stands as a testament to his artistry and commitment to making a positive impact on the world.
Released on the Islamic holiday of Ashura, “Dreaming in Emerald City” carries with it a sense of spiritual significance and reconnection. It echoes the themes of liberation and coming home, paralleling the story of Moses parting the Red Sea and reuniting the Israelites.
HeIsTheArtist, formerly known as LeeMann Bassey during his time with Bentley Records, has undergone a transformative journey in his music career. After an enlightening encounter with a sermon by TD Jakes, he realized his true calling was to spread the word of the Lord through his music, similar to how TD Jakes shares his teachings. With a discography that boasts over 400K Spotify streams and top chart positions from South Africa to the United Kingdom, HeIsTheArtist has indeed made his mark on the global music scene.
“Dreaming in Emerald City” is more than just an EP; it’s an experience that invites listeners to embark on a journey of self-discovery, love, and empowerment. HeIsTheArtist has once again proven his musical wizardry, creating an EP that is sure to resonate with listeners for years to come.
Discover more about HeIsTheArtist and explore his musical universe at Artistecard and Hypeddit. The “Dreaming in Emerald City” EP is available for streaming and purchase worldwide, ensuring that no matter where you are, you can join HeIsTheArtist on this enchanting musical journey.