Faith Child is back with his new high energy single That Was Then, fusing hard hitting lyrics with a gritty beat and hometown nostalgia.
Having been extensively touring, the new single follows his sophomore album Airborne, which peaked at number 5 in the Official Charts - Christian and Gospel. The last 18 months have seen the South London rapper perform in 18 countries to fans, music lovers and even dignitaries, such as the Mayor of London, serving as a backboard for him to pen his experiences and findings as he works on his third studio album.
“That Was Then was inspired by my hometown Croydon, South London! I started out rapping on 140BPM Garage beats and having come back home following spending a lot of time touring abroad, I wanted to do an ode to my 'ends'. The song is fast paced similar to where I live and celebrates the journey from where we used to be, to where we are now. Everything old, God is making new! Across many cities, I’ve had some really insightful and touching conversation after my performances and appearances, and self harm and guilt often pops up in conversations. It’s always a joy to be able to encourage people with the fact that we all make mistakes, but we can learn from them, do better and move on with life - that was then and this is now, so make the best of the opportunities in front of you.
The music video will be out in a couples weeks and it was only right I shot it in Croydon. It has nostalgic elements from my childhood that anyone raised in the 2000’s era will be able to identify with. I’m just excited to be releasing music again” says Faith Child.
With the growing popularity of mainstream artists embracing their faith in their music, That Was Thenhas great mass appeal as it gives the listener substance on a gritty beat.
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