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Gospel album review - Jo Deep's "We are Deep"

Gospel album review - Jo Deep's "We are Deep"

By Busayo Peter Ikotun and Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun



Hi everyone, welcome back to my awesome faith and lifestyle blog. I hope you're doing well and keeping safe. I know it's hard and you miss all your friends and loved ones but hold on to God's word in these hard times. You can bank on His promise of an expected end at all times, stay with Jesus! He loves and cares about you even when you can't feel it. Stay with Jesus. Today's post written by my dear husband will help you stay with Christ through music. I hold Busayo dear to my heart and his music knowledge is mind-blowing. His taste in music is as impeccable as his taste in life because he married an amazing woman like me, lol. 

Are you looking to expand your playlist to include new and fresh sounds that portray the gospel of Jesus Christ succinctly in a relatable manner? Say no more, this post was made for you. I know how we can get into a rut of listening to the same thing over and over again. Some of our Christian songs don't amplify the finished works of Christ or instruct us in righteousness; it's time to expand your playlist. 

Artist Name: Jo’Deep
Album Title: We are Deep
Genre: Gospel music

Guitars (bass, lead, rhythm) are my favourite instruments personally because I feel they add uniqueness to the music. I heard it’s one of the easiest musical instrument to learn, and its amplified output sound is really good. In this summary statement, you will see my opinion reflects my thoughts on this awesome album!

Review

The dramatic intros create an intense, rhythmic, driving and soothing sound which is a fusion of rock, pop and gospel and in contemporary title could be tagged “Alternate Music”. The rich resonating blend of Jo’s tenor and a sprinkle of crisp baritone is also a take home; I’m very happy to hear the consistency in his vocal production throughout this album. The music is in full dominance throughout, He reminds of one of my favourite bands “RepJ360”. Jo was flexible and no song went off track considering the composition. I connect with Jo's desire to make his lyrics homely considering his audience.

The Message of his album was clear, it simply portrayed “Jesus”. Jo has shown his prowess and showed us that he is here to do more! The most fascinating track to me was “NEVER FAR”, it is very rich in poetry and buttresses our relationship with Christ. He never leaves us no matter how long we go he is never far from us, that is the Gospel. He continually chases after us, it is a reminder to me that this relationship with Christ is forever, forever, amen.

John 10:28-30 (AMPC) And I give them eternal life, and they shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages. [To all eternity they shall never by any means be destroyed.] And no one is able to snatch them out of My hand. My Father, Who has given them to Me, is greater and mightier than all [else]; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are One.

It takes me back to the story of the prodigal son that took his inheritance and went far away from home. When he blew it all away, he knew he had to return home no matter what the repercussions may be. He came home surprisingly to his father's embrace. That's how God celebrates when a lost soul comes back home. The key takeaway from this story is that God's arms are so open to us, there's nowhere too far for his love to pierce. And as members of the body, we should always celebrate the return of a lost soul because that's what makes our heavenly father happy. God wants to see us all together in love and unity, encouraging each other for good works and staying in His love at all times.

Lastly, I believe his genre isn’t widely acknowledged or rather known in Nigeria. However, I know with the right tenacity and support he can take this to the next level. In love, I would strongly recommend that he keeps working on his voice and most importantly, get a vocal coach if he hasn’t. This will help keep his music and vocals well balanced because it is really busy at the top. We know he is headed to the top! 

Well Done Jonathan!

Here's Jo Deep's album on Apple music, let us what you think in the comment section.

With so much love, 
Bibi and Busayo
 

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