Richard Hollis

Richard Hollis

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The music is a mixture of contemporary gospel, r&b and soul. My r&b background has a has a lot of influence on my writing style and production. The up tempo tracks are high energy, but still carry the message of my Savior Jesus Christ. My ballads are soul stirring love songs of struggle and victory

Biography

Soulful, anointed and musically motivating are just a few of the words that come to thought when describing singer-songwriter Richard Hollis. Blessed with a refreshing voice and the gift to pen songs in a unique and invoking manner, Hollis is truly one of the most captivating talents to appear on the independent gospel music scene in years. His music ministry reaches far beyond the walls of the church and flows into the streets, jails and shelters of our urban communities captivating the youth in a very transparent and heart-warming way.

A native of Houston Texas, whom at a young age knew his journey through life would be different, Hollis has devoted the last 7 years of his life to evangelizing the youth of America through his music and testimony. Being the son of a pastor, Richard has been in and around the church for a great deal of his life, but after seeing and experiencing some of the hypocrisy; pain and anger led him to loose sight of his calling. After several years of alcoholism, promiscuity and riotous living, that came along with the life of an "r & b singer", Hollis found himself in Manhattan, New York. After many failed attempts, Hollis and his group were on the verge of stardom when God himself "yanked" on the reigns of Hollis' mind. With a record deal insight, the Spirit of God began to break up the folly ground in his rebellious heart and the tears began to flow. The Lord was calling His "prodigal son" home. Hollis feels favored to have been touched of God before he made one of the biggest mistakes of his life.

Now back on track and focused on fulfilling his purpose, Hollis has accepting his call to the ministry and has been blessed to begin his music journey anew. With the clear understanding that he has been chosen to proclaim the word of God, his heart is set on ministry and not "the industry." He feels blessed to have been chosen and embraces the next chapter of his life with the release of his debut album Brand New Start.

Featuring 13 soulful, yet intimate tracks, Brand New Start takes its listeners on a musical journey that will personally touch all in some area of their life. Co-produced and written by Hollis, this album offers the message of Jesus Christ on a personal and testimonial level. From the high energy street anthem and title track "Brand New Start" to the personal message of the good news in "Jesus Saves", one can here the soul-stirring life changing message of Jesus Christ in every song. Throughout the powerfully produced music the message and purpose is clear... God can and will give you a Brand New Start. Says Hollis, I pray that everyone who hears any song from this album, will receive hope and faith. Most importantly, I pray you find JESUS CHRIST.

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Lyrics

Brand New Start

Written By: Written by Richard Hollis 3/2003

Brand New Start
Written by Richard Hollis 3/2003
(c) 2007 Richard Hollis


Intro

Oh ---- x2

Verse
Man I gotta let you know
Jesus Christ, he loves you so

(Won’t you run to him – come to himLet Him change your life yeah.)

No matter what obstacle you face
My God can take your pain away

(He can change your life
He paid the price – that you can live in victory, yeah.)

B section
(Don’t hesitate – your soul can’t wait)

You can do it now I’ll show you how
Cause tomorrow might be to late

(Christ shed his blood – to show his love)

Won’t you give your life to Him.

Hook
No matter what your going through
Jesus Christ can see you through
When you friend turn their back you
See that something my God won’t do.
So don’t turn and walk away this song is talking to your heart
Believe and you shall be saved and He will give you a brand new start.

Verse
Now that I’ve got your attention
Won’t you take the time settle down and listen

(To what the words has said
Don’t be mislead and please understand what you have heard)

The Son of man he paid the cost
He came to seek and save the lost

(He made the sacrifice – He paid the price
That you may have eternal life.)

B Section
(Don’t hesitate – your soul can’t wait)

You can do it now I’ll show you how
Cause tomorrow might be to late

(Christ shed his blood – to show his love)

Won’t you give your life to Him.

Hook
No matter what your going through
Jesus Christ can see you through
When you friend turn their back you
See that something my God won’t do.
So don’t turn and walk away this song is talking to your heart
Believe and you shall be saved and He will give you a brand new start.

Bridge
He will come and change your life
My God will change your life yeah
Clean whatever mess your in
Take your heart away from sin
Don’t you turn and walk away
Don’t you turn and walk away, Don’t you turn and walk away
Won’t you open up your heart?
And my God will give you a brand new start.

Rap
Whoever thought you could imagine the sound
the way track is beating down down
as it covers you town.
Whoever thought that gospel music could be banging this hard
up and down your blvd.
and were reppin the Lord.
Not your traditional religious compound
this production is original and breaking new ground.
So were blessed with God's favor
we pray you open your hearts
to experience a new beginning
as God give you a brand new start.


Hook out…

Discography

Brand New Start ~ Debut album / 2008

Jesus Saves, Do Your Dance and
Brand New Start - radio play in Texas, Alabama, streaming online - U.S.A., U.K. France & Japan.

Set List

Set List
1. Brand New Start ~ 4:08
2. Jesus Saves ~ 4:09
3. Do Your Dance ~ 3:58
4. What more Can I Do ~ 5:03