TEDASHII'S "BELOW PARADISE" IS PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE by Merge PR on 2014-05-09 10:25:47
Atlanta, GA – May 08, 2014 – This month, lyricist and hip-hop artist Tedashii will release his highly anticipated project Below Paradise. On May 27 Tedashii will release his first album in three years marking his career fourth studio release. Fans can now pre-order this album on iTunes and get an instant download of the song "Nothing I Can't Do (feat. Trip Lee and Lecrae)." This album features guest artist appearances by Trip Lee, Lecrae, Britt Nicole, Crowder, Andy Mineo, Royal Tailor and many others.
Fans can also get a taste of this upcoming album by listening to the two streaming songs posted by his label, Reach Records. The first single, "Dark Days, Darker Nights (feat. Britt Nicole)," broke into the Top 25 on the Billboard Christian Rock chart this week. This week Reach Records also released the song "Complicated (feat. Christon Gray)."
Below Paradise sheds a new light on what life is really like on this side of eternity. Last year, Tedashii took time off to grieve the loss of his son. This album is a reflection of that experience as he explores the meaning of triumph and hope amidst a life filled with patterns of pain and loss. He shares with the listener the reality of suffering, deep and true joy, the bite of life and the false expectations we carry. Below Paradise is filled with true authenticity and uncut honesty during this season of his life.
The explores not only deep, emotional topics, but it also stretches the sound and style from Tedashii’s previous albums. The songs on Below Paradise read like a journal. Some entries are honest and transparent, but the album is not a somber, solemn experience. This includes his experiences in high school as a football-playing, poetry-reading member of the marching band and his conversion to Christianity during college. Meeting his father for the first time, feeling like an outsider, faith, family and fatherhood, Tedashii invites the listener to experience life “below paradise.”
Tedashii is currently on the last leg of the Summer Shed Tour with TobyMac, Skillet and Lecrae, which concludes this weekend. Last weekend, Tedashii performed in front of a sold-out crowd at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater as part of the Shed Tour. Fans can also catch him throughout the summer at various festivals including both Creation Northeast and Northwest. See his tour dates below.
Shed Tour Remaining Dates:
May 8 - Little Rock, AR
May 9 - St Louis, MO
May 10 - Memphis, TN
May 24-25 - Edmonton, Alberta
June 24 - Sandia, TX
June 27 - Creation Northeast
June 28 - Detroit, MI
July 16 - Leakey, TX
August 1 - Creation Northwest
August 8 - Soulfest
August 9 - Rock the Desert
Tedashii is a Houston, TX native that has sold more than 120,000 albums to date, garnered over eight million cumulative views on YouTube and was featured on Lecrae’s GRAMMY-winning album Gravity. His last release Blacklight debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart and No. 8 on the iTunes overall album chart. Tedashii's sophomore album, Identity Crisis, charted No. 2 on the Gospel Billboard chart and No. 9 on the Christian Billboard chart. One of his hit tracks, “Dum Dum” was featured on the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance.” Tedashii is also a radio host of his show, Serium, powered by NGEN Radio.
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