Looking Behind The Song (ARG): Alright – Gerald Scott & Company

Creation proves that the God we serve is a God of creativity, variation, and straight-up style. Music is no exception, and musicians like the choir-leading Gerald Scott and his “company” prove it. Among one of the most diverse genres in Christian music, Scott’s simple gospel-choir approach is dappled with dozens of fresh concepts that deliver a jazzy Kirk Franklin feel, mixed with the classic black-church-choir sound.

Scott’s been groovin’ since his first project, Intro, was released in 2008, and his 2012 single “Alright” hasn’t lost any of the get-up-and-sing vibe he’s becoming known for.

Lyrically, “Alright” retains a hopeful “everything’s gonna be alright” attitude, a cliche for CCM music. However, Scott’s background quire echoes a constant reminder for every listener:

When it looks like you just can’t make it,
Don’t worry
It may seem like you just can’t face it
Don’t worry

As it says in Matthew:

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Although still relatively unplayed through most headphones, Gerald Scott and Co. provides just what a man and his church choir should, and a bright future lies ahead for both.

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