Monday Melody – Bless You

Song/Album:  “Bless You” by Beckah Shae on the album  Scripture Snacks Volume 1.

Why it made the cut:  Guys, this joint (and the entire album) has been on repeat ever since I happened upon it about two weeks ago!  

Beckah Shae and her husband, producer Jack “Shoc” Shocklee, came up with the genius idea of merging Scripture with tight, uptempo jams and killer vocals as a catchy way to memorize scripture.  Scripture Snacks Volume 1 has 1o such songs, the longest of which is just over two-and-a-half minutes.  

I’m amazed by the mad skills both artists combine (he beatboxes, she sings a capella) to make Scripture applicable and memorable in bite-sized portions.  You can’t help but bounce to the beat!

In “Bless You,” Beckah combines the apostle Paul’s prayer that begins in Ephesians 1:16 and the blessing of Aaron in Numbers 6:24-26.  Who knew the Word could sound this fly?

Artist:  Christian pop artiste Beckah Shae  overcame a tumultuous childhood and adolescence to emerge as a trailblazer in her music genre.

I first heard Beckah on TobyMac’s groovy “Funky Jesus Music” joint and was immediately captured by her sound.  She’s a vocal chameleon who produces music with a relevant sound (echoes of secular artists Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga are prevalent) but with profoundly spiritual, God-centered lyrics.

“I’m passionate about exposing the enemy and his attempt to rob God’s people of their purpose and self-worth by convincing them to accept a false truth and identity,” she says.

Beckah’s artistry has been honored with a Dove Award nomination for Urban Recorded Song of the Year for her hit song “Life.”  She and her husband and producer Jack Shocklee and their two little girls live in Nashville, TN.  Her latest album,  Scripture Snacks Volume 2, was released last week.

Favorite lyrics:

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you
And give you peace
Sweet spot: The notes at 00:24 and 00:57.  Yes!


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