WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
It’s important to know that just before Roderick Neal released his new Single ‘Step 2 Calvary‘, he released an EP titled ’Cost of Living‘ which is an extended play he view as his ‘coming back to why I sing …’ collection. He worked with super producer and founder of Divers Music, Adrian Davis. Through God, this project gave Neal the opportunity to rise again. The cost of living for Jesus is high but His love paid for it all. Just know if you follow your call at an elevated level…It is a test. It’s a trial. But you will succeed if you heed His call. –Roderick Neal
For over 20 years Roderick Neal has been singing, songwriting, producing, and collaborating in the music industry. He has been blessed to perform internationally, spreading the message of faith, hope, and love in song. His vocals are purposefully in the service of the Lord, and his heart for people shines through with songs of inspiration, like his new single, “Step 2 Calvary.” He hopes to continue to provide listeners with music that brings joy to your day, and a positive message branded on your heart. As Mr. Neal puts it, “My agenda has always been to create an atmosphere of hope through music for all people.”
WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE
Released: August 16, 2019 ‘Step 2 Calvary’ has all the elements and melody produced in a song by highly experienced professionals! We will most likely remember this song because of the amazing harmony, the notes that make the melody and the complex music production which made it what it is, spectacular! It has rhythm of a Chicago Steppin song. Typically this smooth and classy type of rhythm is primarily danced to old school, soul, jazz, and r&b music, but Neal crossed it over to the Christian and Gospel genre with all the God given lyrics to justify his inspirational move! It’s the heartbeat of the song. The smooth, contemporary voice of Roderick Neal and the harmonic music production by Adrian Davis produces a new style of urban gospel music we all can step with joy!
LISTEN TO ‘STEP 2 CALVARY’
Some people nearly go a lifetime before they figure out what their place in the world is, what they are called to, and finally understanding their life itinerary. Neal was blessed to know what he was called to do at the age of 10. When Neal decided to fully embrace his calling as a singer, songwriter, and a creative director, he knew it was going to be an exceedingly difficult road. In fact, Neal would say he is still on that road. However, what we come to learn is that now Neal can finally see the horizon in the distance. He sees God’s vision for him and his destiny to come!
WHAT WE LIKE BEST ABOUT THE SONG
We like that ‘Step 2 Calvary’ is a song that is not constrained to one radio format. You certainly can play this tune on various Christian and Gospel radio stations. However, if you want to broaden your reach and impact many more listeners then you would want a song like ‘Step 2 Calvary’ because it can be played on Urban AC format, Jazz format, or Adult Contemporary format. It’s simply a diverse song that either you can listen to it while steppin, listen while cruising in your ride, listen while eating diner, heck it might give you the inspiration to get up and do some house cleaning. It’s a tune for many occasions.
FOR FANS OF
J. Moss, Deitrick Haddon, Ben Tankard
FINAL WORD: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Without reservation, ‘Step 2 Calvary’ by Roderick Neal is a song we will add to our 2020 favorites at Uplifting Music In The Spotlight. Neal created a gospel cross over song that we can put on our white steppin attire, dance with our partner and feel the presence of the Lord in the mist of us having a joyful good time. The biblical message in this song reminds Christians of the secular world that they live in, which helps to remind them that there is a higher power at work. In conclusion, ‘Step 2 Calvary’ helps to keep Christians self-aware and more connected to their spirituality while listening to the song outside of the four walls of church!