“We Lift You Up”
Independent (release date: February 1, 2024)

By Robert M. Marovich

Opening with an audio montage of news clips about gun violence, homelessness, substance abuse and other social evils, EJ’s “We Lift You Up” is a prayer for God to give us the strength to fight for justice.

The song uses propulsive rhythms and a dynamic vocal interplay between the lead and background singers to make its case. Like a Kirk Franklin arrangement, “We Lift You Up” has the easy swagger that facilitates the call to join the movement.

EJ (Ed Jones) currently resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In addition to performing his own music, he records demos for songwriters.

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Written by : Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.