There are gospel musicians whose works are strictly cut out for a specific purpose and new entrant Evans Forson perfectly fits that description. The young artiste, who is in his 20s, incidentally has 12 cool worship songs on his maiden album titled Nyame Ye.
According to him, his purpose was to make any listener of his music “get transported into the deepest realms of the spirit and ponder of the awesomeness of God.” Trumpet Call is a cool worship song on the album that is sure to put a listener into a worship mood.
It contains the instrumentals of a medley of popular foreign and local tunes interlaced with inspirational exhortations from the singer as he urges listeners to gather round the throne of God in worship. Confession goes in the slow-paced worship vein and has very nice instrumentation programmed with a foreign worship touch. The song is a prayer which asks for God’s forgiveness and the restoration of His glory. The title-track, Nyame Ye, adopts the typical Ghanaian meditative worship fashion which does not have any defined rhythm. “God is good” are the main words of the song sang in the Fante language.
A listener is sure to be captivated by the beautiful blend of the trumpet, guitars and backing vocalists. Two things which might make a listener think that Ebenezer, another son on the album, is foreign are the title of the song which is an English name as well as the skillful sound of the organs as it introduces the song. However, Ebenezer is actually sang in Fante with a slow-paced beat and as the names suggests, the singer and his female backing vocalists sing of God’s ever-caring eyes on His children.
The musician shows his versatility with Banbofo which is a drift from his usual slow-songs. This very track takes a mid-tempo reggae beat and brings out the best vocal qualities in Forson. He goes on further to get a listener into dancing mode with a beautiful highlife song titled Wompaa No. This song does not only get you to the dance floor but contains powerful lyrics which uplift your soul to the point where you know God’s powering you is greater than in the devil’s scam.
Evans Forson is a talented artiste who started off as a chorister at the Christ Apostolic Church in Kumasi and was discovered and supported to release this first album by an Elder in the church called Emmanuel Yaw Obeng. He is a product of the Konongo-Odumase secondary School where, according to him, he was a brilliant science student but later decided to pursue music considering the support of his parents Mr. John Obeng Yeboah, a farmer,Comfort Konadu, a trader and chorister as well. Other songs on the album are Nyame Baasakor, Onyame, The Way, Wonsuom, Our Strength and Song as well as a remix version of Ebenezer.
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