Joseph Emanuel seeking to inspire with 'El Roi'

August 03, 2017
Contributed Joseph Emanuel

Gospel artiste Joseph Emanuel is dominating the airwaves with his new and refreshing single 'El Roi' ('The God Who Sees').

El Roi, which was released in July, was written and produced by the singer with some help from his wife, Latiesha Millwood.

According to the artiste, the song was inspired by a Bible-study session that focused on Genesis 16 and speaks of a God that sees people in the midst of their pain and distress.

"The song is dear to my heart. Many times we go through situations where we are hurting deep and even feel like giving up, yet those around us don't even know. But this song assures us that there is a God who knows what we are going through and is here to help," Emanuel told THE STAR.

The new track not only acts as therapy to the spiritually and emotionally broken, but also acts as a mood-lifter as its melody embodies a rich Caribbean vibe, with a smooth blend of reggae, acoustics and hip hop.

"The single has been doing really good and has been getting heavy rotation. People have described it as contemporary, smooth, different and deep," he said.

Joseph Emanuel last year made his mark on the gospel scene with his debut album, Born Again.

He told THE STAR that the album was a testimony of his life, which involved phases of Rastafarianism and atheism.

Since Born Again, he has performed at numerous events and has shared stages with international artiste Kierra Sheard and local singers such as Kevin Downswell, Ryan Mark and Jermaine Edwards.

The artiste also revealed that he is now working with top director Bloozick Filmworks on a music video for El Roi.

The song will also be featured on two major gospel mixtapes later this year.