Taelor Gray - Jacob and Judas
Jacob and Judas, a Taelor Gray project executive produced by Christon dropped exclusively through Pledge Music with limited time to purchase in 2017. Well now everyone can bump it!
“Executive produced by his brother, Christon Gray, the album will be upgraded version of the sound fans have come to love, while exploring a deeper level of vulnerability concerning family, friendships, marriage, the church and the music industry,”
Reversing Tomorrow. While you may not comprehend exactly what that title means, the message inside Brinson's ninth solo project is (and remains) abundantly clear: The creator of the universe loves us so much that He provides a miraculous plan of salvation through belief in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ, His one and only son.
The attractive 11-cut package (Have you seen that cover art?!?) finds the rapper/label owner flipping between modern and classic hip hop sounds to cover a variety of topics.
The song "Aquadrip" taps into both the author's affinity for comic book culture and the superhero mythology of the Marine Marvel. Its trap-heavy track blends an ocean's worth of water references into a believer's anthem about the confidence the Holy Spirit brings to one's identity.
"Mind Clear" showcases the artist's increasing proficiency as a lyricist and even includes a pleasant Easter egg that will be familiar to long-time listeners of Christian hip-hop. Later, Brinson uses a soothing piano loop on "Talk To 'Em" to straightforwardly address the intersection of faith and mental health.
Elsewhere, "No Rewind" employs a super-catchy chorus to urge the audience to live a life without regrets. Even the non-music skits and interludes emphasize the value Brinson places on a life in service to his Savior.
"It's been a while since I've had this much fun writing and recording an album. I believe my joy can be felt throughout the project and pray it helps listeners connect with the message on a deeper level as a result," Brinson said.