CULTURE

January 31, 2015

Alexis Spight Releases New Single “All The Glory” and Shares Encouraging Message

Alexis Spight

Alexis Spight, 21, released “All The Glory” Tuesday as her first single off her new album “Dear Diary”. The song was produced by one of her all-time favorite producers, Travis Malloy.

“Travis and I had been talking for a while about him producing a song on my next album,” Spight said. This summer we sat down and he listened to me sing the song, and I fell in love with it ever since.”

Spight explained that this album will differ tremendously from her first album because the entire album will display her as an artist. She plans for the album to show her fans all of her colors including her anointing, approach, sound, sprit and just who she really is.

As a young woman in the gospel industry she wants to be a true melting pot and draw everybody nearer to God. She doesn’t want to just be known for the girl with the red hair off of Sunday Best.

“I never want to be boxed in, I believe my music definitely is appealing to young people because of my uniqueness and my bit of swag, but I appreciate and learn so much from artists that have been doing this for years, so I want to be able to minister to everybody regardless of their age.

The Sunday Best star said it has been a lot that God has blessed her with during the past three years and since her first album LOL (Living Out Loud). She said God definitely gets all the glory, and mentioned that a lot of time people overlook what God does for us.

“It is plagiarism to take the credit for all that God does, and we should always cite him for everything that he blesses us with,” she said.

Since Spight has been a contestant on the BET show, Sunday Best there have been changes in her personal life, through her artistry and even in her management and label. She did not let any of the changes stop her push, as she used all the changes as positive learning experiences.

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“After Sunday Best I began my career being managed by Greg “Uncle G” Lyons for Uncle G Promotions & Entertainment,” said Spight. Uncle G started a new label nearly 5 months ago and I became his first artist. I am blessed that the transition was very smooth because that is not always the case. The transition allowed me a lot more creative control and overall it has been a growing journey.”

“Everything that my fans have seen thus far has been because of Uncle G”, she said.

Uncle G is in fact helping her create her new album “Dear Diary”, that she intends to be released this fall.
“I want to show a different side of me,” the singer said. This album will be an album for the transparent believers. The believers that choose to worship God though their struggles in their life. Through the album I want people to see that soon as you declare to live holy and pursue ministry full-time, you can’t omit to being attacked. I am excited about the album and I am ready to work.

On Spight’s last album she wrote “Steady” and “Music”. “Steady” is the single that got her nominated for two Stellar Awards . She plans to write a lot more on this album and just put her heart into it.

The Stellar Awards, the biggest award show in gospel music is around the corner, and Spight is excited to see everyone, especially some of the new and younger artist take home awards.

“I am grateful for traditional artists and I am always ready to see them, but I remember last year when I was nominated for two awards as a new artist, so I want to see what the new artists are up to and where we are going,” said the Stellar Award nominee.

Spight is ready and pumped to switch up the flavor and do something different and very unpredictable in the gospel music industry.

“I definitely would love to do a record with Kim Burrell, but I also have always wanted to do something out of the box like an inspirational collaboration with Taylor Swift or Rascal Flats,” Spight said. My fans have said I should do a collaboration with Kierra Sheard, and I definitely wouldn’t mind that because she is someone I have admired for years. I would love to see both genres come together to develop something amazing.”

Check out Alexis Spight’s “All The Glory” here:



About the Author

E'Vonne Gipson
E'Vonne Gipson is a senior Mass Communication major at Grambling State University. She is a General Reporter for her school's newspaper "The Gramblinite" and also writes and post local news and announcements in the Communications Office for the university. Gipson is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. After graduating Gipson’s ultimate goal is to help talented people achieve their goals by gaining exposure through her writing/media and encouragement.




 
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