The ascent of a R&B musician : AR Base: Ironically, it was during this time of great musical growth that AR was quietly fighting battles in his personal life. Dealing with a period of loss from his job, having one of his closest family members deathly ill, facing eviction, and watching his bills piling up, AR’s faith was put to the test. It was from these types of experiences that AR Base’s music has come to spread messages of hope, and to encourage others to press on through life’s ups and downs. In fact, it was during this challenging period in his life that he wrote the song, “I Need a Miracle Now,” off his album Change My Heart. A heartfelt cry out to God in desperate times, it ministers to the truth of God’s infinite power and care for our every need, and it quickly rose to become one of the most requested singles.
AR Base’s newest single “Double Blessing,” is out for release as a follow up to his 2019 track “Not Forgotten.” Collaborating with Producer Paperfall Bros, the single’s urban flare sets AR Base’s unique take of the story on fire. For everyone who can identify with the pain of negative voices around them, betrayal of friends, financial loss, and physical pain, “Double Blessing” is a reminder that there is hope, not only for healing, but for restoration beyond what we can imagine. Mixed with R&B, hip-hop influences, a catchy chorus, and a banging beat, the track will keep reverberating as a reminder of that promise deep down in your spirit. Buy the song on Christian Hip-Hop/R&B – Double Blessing by AR Base on CDBaby and see more information at AR Base Official Website.
“Not Forgotten,” is already receiving rave reviews and has been praised as “beautifully compelling,” “refreshing” and “one of his most enthralling to date.” Showcasing the talents of “The Godfather of Gospel Bass” and Grammy® Award winning producer Andrew Gouché, the new track features Gouche’s distinctive sound that has created him to be a legend throughout the music industry. Along with Grammy Award winning drummer Calvin Rodgers, and on lead guitar Jabari Johnson who hails from Bishop T.D. Jake’s The Potter’s House, AR Base wrote the song to say that even if people and life may have forgotten you, God will always come through.
In 2014, AR dropped the album called Love Worship, which focused on the power of praise through any of life’s situations. It featured, “Praise in the Fire” which went on to be awarded with Akademia’s “Best Gospel Song,” in 2015 and was applauded as “a hopeful Christian anthem for anyone looking to renew their sense of faith.” Written from the biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who were thrown into the fiery furnace, it modernizes the message of God’s saving power when we worship him in the hardest of times. It was also from this album that his song, “This Bitterness” topped the charts at number three on R&B Hits Radio in Athens, Greece. Come Close was later released in 2016, after joining forces with producer Wow Jones, whose credits include the likes of Anthony Brown, Da’T.R.U.T.H, and Deitrick Haddon. Featuring the song, “Dream,” AR showcased his personal style of storytelling from the perspective of Joseph to convey the message that even in the midst of our most painful trials, God is there to do “far above what we could ever dare dream of or ask.” See additional details at social media channels https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/a-r-base/395075638.