Samm Henshaw isn't a gospel artist — not in the "traditional" sense, anyway. He's covered many topics throughout his short career, but he's never hidden the fact that he's a man of faith. Songs like "Redemption" and "Doubt" could easily fit into a Sunday Service. However, on his latest song "Church," the son of a preacher man pays homage to his upbringing in an unconventional way – blending humor, hip-hop, soul and gospel for a feel-good jam wrapped up in a Holy Ghost good time.
The Bounce-Worthy Brit confesses the track is "basically about the struggle between me and my parents when I was a teenager. I love my sleep so them attempting to wake me up to go church on a Sunday morning was a constant battle!" As you can imagine, these memories provide comical fodder ("Rocking your halo like a snapback, cos you hang with ghetto angels"), but don't get it twisted, there's a message in the song. Atlanta hip-hop duo EARTHGANG bless the track with their eccentric style and lyrics tailor-made for a generation looking to find their path (whether it leads to heaven, hell or Mars).
Samm has been teasing that the official video will drop very soon. In the meantime, get caught up in the rousing, hand-clapping tune and sing along with the lyric video below. While we continue to wait for album updates, download "Church" via your favorite digital service and keep up with Mr. Henshaw on Twitter and Instagram. EARTHGANG fans should keep an eye out for their new album Mirrorland to drop via J. Cole's Dreamville imprint in the near future.