Keshia McFarland

Keshia McFarland

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Keshia McFarland introduces "Churban" Music; Churchy music with an urban twist. A the new soulful sound of gospel music.

Biography

Keshia McFarland

Let it be known that Keshia McFarland is not your average Gospel Singer. In fact, what some consider just a special talent, this young lady views it as a sacred calling on her life. Not a day passes where this devoted songstress isn’t tirelessly uplifting her Savior through song. This is her story.

From an early age it was abundantly clear to Keshia that she was called to oracle ministry. From her humble beginnings singing in the children’s choir in her father’s church, 2:11 N. Cicero, on the Westside of Chicago, to watching her sister Kim McFarland’s rise to prominence singing with Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago as well as the Thompson Community Singers, Keshia has always been surrounded by this beautiful music—this music that told of the wonderful love of Jesus Christ. It was not a coincidence that she was surrounded by this culture of praise. It consumed her very being, and served as prelude to what God was to have her become. Following her own stint singing with Walt Whitman and also time spent ministering with Mark Hubbard and Ricky Dillard and the New Generation Chorale, Keshia was given a new assignment—that of being a solo artist.

Now armed with a divinely inspired album entitled Covergirl set to be released Summer 2006, Keshia has all the makings of Gospel Music’s next superstar. But don’t tell that to her, as her aims are less about her own personal gains, and more about advancing the Kingdom through her ministry. “One of the things that I pledged to do through my music is to help people with their self esteem because it’s an issue that I struggled with in the past,” the singer humbly reveals. “But I came to know that in God’s eyes we are wonderfully made. If you look at my songs, they are happy songs designed to spread God’s abundant love. For example, one of my songs, When I Think talks about the joy I get when I think about the goodness of Jesus. Although we go through challenges and struggles in life, we have to look at the goodness of Jesus as our strength. He’ll never put more on us than we can bear so when trials come, I just want to encourage people to think about and focus on His goodness. I just want to make people happy.”

Longing to establish and maintain a longstanding relevance similar to that of Kirk Franklin, Keshia has brandished her own genre of music aptly titled Churban Music. Seamlessly blending her gospel roots with that of soulful urban music, Keshia has undoubtedly cooked up a fresh recipe capable of reaching the masses right at the point of their needs. “The reasoning behind calling it Churban Music is even though the music has a very urban feel to it, a lot of my adlibs and approaches to the songs are very churchy,” the songstress explains. “The music really speaks to people where they are. For example, when you listen to a song like the title track Covergirl, it really delves deep into the issue of self esteem. The song serves as encouragement to any and everyone that no matter how you look or feel, we are all beautiful because we are all God’s children. I believe that all of my music embodies this song—soulful music with a message.”

And while that should be used as a central theme in our lives, there are many other powerful messages and life lessons found on this highly anticipated debut. Take for example the two hit singles Power and Feel the Spirit Move. Both songs are written to equip and empower the Body, while encouraging and uplifting all by speaking of the immaculate Power in whom we all should find our faith.

So as the curtain begins to rise on such a promising career, one can only wonder how it will all play out for Keshia McFarland and her ministerial pursuits. The stage has now been set. The prayers have been lifted up. The vision has been written and the plan has been put into motion. And if God is for her, who can really be against her? Stay tuned, as this is only the opening chapter of what promises to be a beautiful epic of God’s never ending love displayed through one of his devoted children.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: NAS TIMMS @ (678) 485-9120 or Info@keshiamcfarland.com

Lyrics

Covergirl

Written By: Cori Lamont

There’s a little girl who thinks she unpretty to the world
But like a pearl she’s a jewel camouflaged by her shell
She can’t tell she only sees herself from the outside
She needs to know that her beauty abides in her soul
Its more precious than gold, she was untold that her beauty has unfold
She needs to know, she’s a picture of perfection
But her deception was a reflection, of her complexion

When will the world see what true beauty is
When will we stop and take a look within
Cause we are all created in God’s image
Short and tall big and small
We are all……God’s children




When I Think

Written By: Keshia McFarland

There’s a little girl who thinks she unpretty to the world
But like a pearl she’s a jewel camouflaged by her shell
She can’t tell she only sees herself from the outside
She needs to know that her beauty abides in her soul
Its more precious than gold, she was untold that her beauty has unfold
She needs to know, she’s a picture of perfection
But her deception was a reflection, of her complexion

When will the world see what true beauty is
When will we stop and take a look within
Cause we are all created in God’s image
Short and tall big and small
We are all……God’s children




Discography

1. Jesus
2. Power
3. When I Think
4. You Don't Know
5. Best Friend
6. Rap
7. Not-1
8. Dear Diary
9. Covergirl
10. Girl Like Me
11. Saved
12. We Sing
13. Enter In
14. Chuch!
15. 211 N. Cicero
16. Been So Good
17. Moving (I can feel the spirit)