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Black & White
     

Black & White

by Royal Tailor
 
Royal Tailor summon the best parts of contemporary pop and hip-hop on Black & White, one of the most danceable Christian debuts in years. Funneling the influences of everyone from Maroon 5 to Jay Sean to Bruno Mars, the group's infectious pop results

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Royal Tailor summon the best parts of contemporary pop and hip-hop on Black & White, one of the most danceable Christian debuts in years. Funneling the influences of everyone from Maroon 5 to Jay Sean to Bruno Mars, the group's infectious pop results in one of the decade's most contemporary and well-produced albums. The group's rise caught the attention of fellow CCM artists Leeland, who introduced the band to their management at Provident Label Group. One reason RT gained notice is because of their success at sounding relevant. Where rank-and-file Christian artists have fallen flat in attempts to reach out to contemporary culture, Royal Tailor thrive with their blend of urban grooves and a penetrating yet not preachy message of morality. Lead single "Hold Me Together" introduces the band's warmth and catchy hooks, but listeners are in for a real treat as the rest of the album bounces with energy. The first notes of leadoff track "Death of Me" reveal a depth of talent that makes one think that they might not even realize how good they are. "Control" is where the guys really hit the floor, so to speak, with Tauren Wells' vocals referencing hits by Kesha, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry. Set to a Timbaland-like beat, the song creatively challenges the immorality encouraged by those songs with simple counter-messages such as "No teenage dream could ever be worth your soul." It's a clever way of sharing their message, and it's as vibrant and fresh as anything to come out of the Christian scene in years. Guitarist DJ Cox, bassist Blake Hubbard, and drummer Jarrod Ingram are superb in the rhythm section. The album doesn't disappoint, giving listeners plenty of reasons to keep this one on repeat.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2011
Label:
Provident
UPC:
0083061092627
catalogNumber:
10926
Rank:
95989

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Performance Credits

Royal Tailor   Primary Artist
Javier Solís   Percussion
Luke Brown   Background Vocals
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Aaron Lindsey   Keyboards
Jerry McPherson   Guitar
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Akil Thompson   Guitar
Elizabeth Lamb   Viola
Chuck Butler   Bass,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Daniel Kinner   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Conni Ellisor   Violin
Jarrod Ingram   Drums,Group Member
DJ Cox   Guitar,Group Member
Blake Hubbard   Bass,Group Member
Tauren Wells   Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Aaron Lindsey   Composer,Programming
Tim Akers   String Arrangements
Beth Lee   Art Direction
Nate Smith   Composer
Jim Gray   String Arrangements
Tim Parker   Art Direction
Kevin Bruchert   Composer
Jeremy McCoy   Composer
Chuck Butler   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Drum Engineering
Jason McArthur   Executive Producer
Tony Wood   Composer
Dan Deurloo   Drum Engineering
Ben Phillips   Engineer
Michael Fordinal   Composer
Brandon Perdue   Composer
Daniel Kinner   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Arron W. Lindsey   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements,Vocal Engineer
Seth Mosley   Composer
Juan Otero   Composer
Tony Johnsen   Booking
John M. Gross   Legal Counsel
Jarrod Ingram   Composer
Daifah Davies   Composer
Blake Hubbard   Composer
Tauren Wells   Composer,Vocal Arrangements

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