This is the second in a series that looks at UK Gospel artists’ foray in to the world of ‘mainstream’ music.

You know the one: songs that don’t necessarily fall into the ‘evangelical’ bracket (and you know there’s still a long-running debate about that).

Be that as it may, I thought it’ll be interesting to see what happens when people who profess the Christian faith put out music that’s not overtly ‘Christian’.

Here are another 3 artists to check out:

Joshua Luke Smith

From his Spotify profile:

Joshua Luke Smith is a wordsmith packed with ammo. As a poet, rapper, and producer he creates from the mandate to ‘Speak Into The Chaos’

Joshua has a unique perspective on the world from both education and experience. After being Born in London, and raised in Pakistan, he ultimately settled in Bath, UK near where he graduated from Bath Spa University.

His childhood of consuming Nas, The Roots and Fugees meshes with current sounds of Stormzy and Bon Iver to inform the songs coming out of the studio in Joshua’s attic.

He’s been lauded in Complex and featured on BBC Radio 1. Spring 2018 will include his TED Talk being released, a US and EU tour and his first US label release on Residence Music

Showcase: Heart of Man

Joshua Luke Smith Spotify profile

Four Kornerz

From their Facebook page:

Four Brothers. Music like a Gumbo of Funky goodness.

The Music is Alive so Play it Loud wearing a neon halo and Sing like you’re winning! We are Four Kornerz.

Showcase: ‘Superstar’

Four Corners Spotify profile

Midé

From his Facebook page:

Midé is a London-based singer/songwriter with a uniquely soulful voice who has a real passion for live music.

Midé has an amazing way of connecting with a listener. There is always a welcome ease about the way he delivers any note, from originals to a cover. You only need to hear him cover “Bob Marley – Is this love” to enjoy all the subtle nuances from Blues to Smooth soul to soft rock.

If you’re a fan of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran or even Bob Dylan; you will absolutely enjoy watching and listening to Midé

Showcase: ‘With You’

Mide’s Spotify Profile

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