Samm Henshaw and Earthgang give us a hip hop sermon with “Church!”
From gospel to hip-hop, the idea of church has existed as a fixture in music belonging to the African diaspora. It stretches back from the beginnings of soul and R&B and extends to the modern day. Well, today, Samm Henshaw is stepping up from the pews to deliver a gospel hip-hop sermon that will have you clapping along in praise. “Wake up and get yourself to church!”
The critically-acclaimed British singer and songwriter Sam Henshaw blends UK R&B, pop, hip-hop, and gospel to heavenly effect in his latest single “Church.” Joined by Atlanta hip-hop duo EARTHGANG, they channel the joy and praise of attending southern revival sermon. From an angelic backing gospel choir to spirited handclaps, “Church” is brimming with soul.
You’ve got to train your ear to the message of the lyrics, “Rocking your halo like a snapback cos you hang with ghetto angels” the “Church” that Henshaw sings of is one that welcomes all. EARTHGANG chimes in with a set of equally set of standout lines, rapping, “Who listening when you pray / It just depends on your taste” and “I don’t care who you praying to / I just pray you to believe in you.”
We may have found a new way to wake up your kids next Sunday morning, Turn it up and say, Wake up and get yourself to church!”