Even ahead of it’s official release ‘Amen‘ has been made “Track Of The Week” on Premier Gospel – a major platform in UK Christian media. Manchester-based artist Zion, is set to release his debut single ‘Amen’ on 17th November and says that the song is therapy to him, following his battle with mental health.
‘Amen’ is a song of driving rhymes and almost hypnotic melodies. It’s simplicity makes it accessible to all with its open-air-festival feel. Inspired by the likes of Mumford & Sons and Kings of Leon, Zion says ‘Amen’ is a declaration of the Lords will and his glory.
“ ‘Amen’ gives me joy! It’s therapy to me.”
Nigerian born, Zion (Kunmi Ogunsola ) is a singer-songwriter, musician and choir director whose approach to music has already positioned him as ‘one to watch’ amongst Christian music industry players. His membership in a small RCCG parish in Manchester didn’t hinder his gift from making room for him as he has ministered at the largest Christian gathering in the UK, Festival of Life (FOL) and has been a backing vocalist for Lightchild.
In 2012, during his 2nd year of Uni, Zion started to struggle with feelings of depression and suffered from anxiety attacks which increased as he started failing his course and felt his furthest away from God.
“Some of my songs are a cry to God to pull me out of the depressed space I was in and from feeling like I wasn’t in a good place with God.”
Excitement has already set in for the release ‘Amen’. It’s just not what you would expect, but when you hear it you’ll get it. Available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon Music.