SoulTracks Premiere: Morris Mills leads a "Revival"

(April 15, 2020) “Revival,” the funk/rock gospel cut by Morris Mills, will drive the traditionalist crazy. Too wordly, they will say. But like the late, great Prince Rogers Nelson, Mills’ mentor and the artist who serves as the influence of so many performers, Mills doesn’t worry about his detractors. The guitarist goes where his musical muse leads.

As we learned from Mills’ previous works, that muse often leads him into places where genres intersect and where there is little or no social distancing (to use a term that is in vogue these days) between the secular and the sacred. That’s how Mills gives us a cut like the funky “Revival.” Some might focus so much on the hard charging, thumping bass line, those rock influenced guitar chords and Mills’ Prince influenced vocals that they will absolutely ignore what is a pretty explicit message about the transforming power of Christ, which includes lyrics that reference the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah. 

(April 15, 2020) “Revival,” the funk/rock gospel cut by Morris Mills, will drive the traditionalist crazy. Too wordly, they will say. But like the late, great Prince Rogers Nelson, Mills’ mentor and the artist who serves as the influence of so many performers, Mills doesn’t worry about his detractors. The guitarist goes where his musical muse leads.

As we learned from Mills’ previous works, that muse often leads him into places where genres intersect and where there is little or no social distancing (to use a term that is in vogue these days) between the secular and the sacred. That’s how Mills gives us a cut like the funky “Revival.” Some might focus so much on the hard charging, thumping bass line, those rock influenced guitar chords and Mills’ Prince influenced vocals that they will absolutely ignore what is a pretty explicit message about the transforming power of Christ, which includes lyrics that reference the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah. 

But to paraphrase Mills, this is how he does it in 2020. Check “Revival” out here. It is the title cut from his upcoming album.

By Howard Dukes

Morris Mills - "Revival"

 
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