Gene Moore may be primarily known as a gospel artist, but for his latest release, he makes a detour into inspirational R&B territory. Moore doesn’t take this journey alone, enlisting the talents of soulbird India.Arie to join him on the single “Beautiful.”
Written by Jayshawn Champion and produced by the band Red Hands, “Beautiful” is a timeless duet overflowing with love and devotion. Gene and India are in tune with each other as they play a couple in perfect harmony.
“Every day I wake up with you on my mind (yeah, yeah) / When it comes to love, you gettin’ all of mine (yeah, yeah) / I’mma never tell you no, it’s yes all the time,” Gene sings on the first verse, his vocals dripping with soul and sincerity. The love fest continues on India’s verse. “Yes, I was made for you / Can't get away from you / Walking and taking with you be (so good) / Everywhere claiming you / It’s not a game with you,” she sings to her beloved.
The delightful duo are no strangers to working together. Moore has been one of India’s background singers for the past few years, and they previously recorded a duet version of “Mary, Did You Know?” from her 2015 holiday album Christmas With Friends with Joe Sample. With “Beautiful” they’re already getting comparisons to Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack, and the praise is warranted.
“Beautiful” is the lead single from Gene’s upcoming EP entitled Introspection, which will be released on Motown Gospel in March. The six-song project will be his first outside of gospel music, but, don’t get it twisted, he’s not leaving his music ministry behind.
“I’m shifting a little bit because I just want to sing about other things,” he recently shared on Instagram Live in conversation with India.Arie, and it’s as simple as that. The saints need not worry about Moore spreading his creative wings.
Released just in time for Valentine’s Day, Gene Moore and India.Arie’s “Beautiful” is a song that you’ll want to enjoy with your beautiful one. You don’t have to wait until February 14th, though. Listen to “Beautiful” right now, and plug it into your music collections and playlists from your favorite digital music service.
SoulBouncers in Atlanta will soon have the opportunity to see this song performed live when Gene joins India as one of her special guests during her upcoming SoulBird Experience. Also featuring Kevin Ross, the concert takes place at Center Stage Theater on Friday, February 10th. Tickets are on sale now via Live Nation.- Advertisement -