Today's music climate continues to see many artists using their platform to impact listeners beyond the confines of what's expected or common and 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer Sir The Baptist is setting out to do just that with the upcoming release of his debut album, Saint or Sinner.
The proud Chicago native recently stopped by the ESSENCE offices to give us a preview of what's to come when the project officially drops on May 12 and simply put, we were completely blown away. Among several standout tracks on the album is this powerful duet titled "Deliver Me," featuring none other than R&B megatalent Brandy, whose flawless vocals only add to the already-stellar tune.
Produced by Sir himself and inspired by a true story of his sister suffering physical abuse at the hands of the church deacon who was also her husband, the song boasts an empowering message of forgiveness and raw, endearing energy that will leave you speechless and eager to hear more from the self-proclaimed Hip Hop chaplain.
Check out the exclusive premiere of "Deliver Me" above and be sure to grab your tickets to see Sir The Baptist light up the stage, alongside more of the biggest names in music, at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July.