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Stanley Johnson BEYOND ME...and smash debut single "Hiding Place"
Deemed singer/songwriter with a powerful message of hope and encouragement that pierces the hearts of believers and non-believers alike, Johnson's debut release, BEYOND ME includes a variety of soul soaking music with lyrically magnetic songs addresses a diversity of situations many face in this journey called "life."
A Lansing, MI native, Johnson is no novice to the industry. He started performing at a very young age, which led to his traveling the world ministering musically with the famed Dr. Mal Williams and even having the opportunity to sing background for the legendary Rance Allen. Today, he credits much of his musical verve largely to influences by artists like Israel Houghton and Stevie Wonder. Currently, Johnson serves as Minister of Music at Greater Faith Empowerment Church in Lexington, NC under the guidance of Pastor Tony Neal.
BEYOND ME includes a variety of soul-soaking music with lyrically magnetic songs. First single, "Hiding Place" is a song of worship, meditation, and spiritual solitude. The Black Gospel Blog explicates, "Johnson's "Hiding Place" is a gorgeously hypnotic praise and worship song about being wrapped in Jesus' loving majesty like a child in a father's comforting arms. Propelled by delicate piano, the song builds in intensity from a whispery open to a pounding apex, and then cools down with a delicate coda."
BEYOND ME is a hard-hitting record promoting a true kingdom-minded message of living beyond selfish limitations. "In a world of confusion- through a time of uncertainty- it is hard for one to grasp the idea of selflessness" Stanley proclaims. "But to be like Christ is to live beyond self..."