Christian emcee Manafest is gearing up to release his new album Reborn and October 2, and just a week before its launch he dropped a music video for the single "Pray."
The video is simple, in that Manafest is just walking around a city saying the words in a few different spots. This may have been to not distract from the powerful lyrics Manafest is saying. He is encouraging prayer and describing different characters in various scenarios.
Watch the video below:
Manafest released his third single from Reborn, "Shine" featuring vocals from longtime collaborator Thousand Foot Krutch frontman, Trevor McNevan.
The song joins lead single/video, "Let You Drive," and the title track as immediate downloads available with each iTunes pre-order of Reborn.
Manafest is welcoming back his indie hip-hop roots with Reborn, which arrives October 2 through The Fuel Music. Manafest's "Shine" is about living each day to maximum capacity and 'beaming your light' along the way.
"My artist name, Manafest, means to shine a light in a dark place, and when something is made manifest, it's because of the light," said the artist in a press release. "I believe life is a gift and we owe the debt of love and to shine as bright as we can while we have breath in our lungs. Trevor nails it with the metaphors in the chorus: 'Shine in the light, glow in the dark, strike like a match on a burning heart.' That's what we do with our music in hopes of shining light into peoples' lives when they're in those dark moments."
Manafest launched the "Reborn Tour" September 17 in Evansville, IN. The tour includes two events with Will Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, as well as an event with both Promise Keepers and Youth for Christ. See below for Manafest's current touring schedule:
Manafest 2015 Tour:
Sep 17 Evansville, IN West Side Christian Church
Sep 18 Tipp City, OH Tipp City Church of the Nazarene
Sep 19 Greenville, OH Illumination Festival
Sep 23 Maud, TX First Baptist Church
Sep 25 Russellville, AR Russellville Second Baptist Church
Sep 26 Coffeyville, KS Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church
Oct 02 Ottawa, ON Revolution 457 - Living Waters
Oct 03 Waterdown, ON Youth for Christ
Oct 06 Ajax, ON SouthSide Church
Oct 10 Silverado, CA Test Fest
Oct 11 Homeland, CA New Life Fellowship
Oct 16- Oct 18 Whitehorse, YK Billy Graham Tour Canada
Oct 24 Calgary, AB Bow Valley Christian Church (Promise Keepers); Speaking only
Oct 25 Lloydminster, AB Living Faith Pentecostal Tabernacle
Nov 13-15 Fort McMurray, AB Billy Graham Tour
Dec 05 Parry Sound, ON The Stockey Centre
* Tour dates subject to change