Independent (release date: March 8, 2022)
By Robert M. Marovich
Corey Weaver, a young man from Oklahoma City with an old soul and a sky-high tenor, takes listeners to church on “He Lives.” It’s his finest single to date.
Weaver and his background vocalists engage in playful call-and-response from the beginning of the track through to the vamp and Weaver’s extended high note that soars during the song’s fadeout. The warbling organ and two-stepping rhythm section contribute to the overall church cred.
Naturally, “He Lives” is suitable for Easter, but at the same time, Weaver declares that the resurrection is not just a moment in Biblical time, because Jesus lives “within my heart.” And yours.