It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and gospel artists Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Lecrae have teamed up for a powerful conversation surrounding mental health and Christian music as well as the release of their inspirational new single, “Your Power.”
On the heels of the conversation, the Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award-winning artists made the surprising music debut on May 5, signaling their first collaboration.
“We’ve both had complex experiences in this industry. It was time to collaborate on a deep-rooted conversation about our stories and perspectives as established artists,” Lecrae shared on his Instagram account, with Leonard responding saying that the conversation was much needed.
“Your Power,” provides a genuinely transformative listening experience, encouraging people to lean into God for his grace, strength and power daily, especially in their darkest hour.
The two are confident that their powerful conversation about mental health and the state of Christian Music, coupled with the soul-stirring new song will strike a chord with audiences and bring together people of all backgrounds in a celebration of music and faith.
“We are just two artists coming together to make beautiful music and share a message of hope and encouragement. We believe that music has the power to inspire people, and we want to use our platforms to create messages of change, love, and unity,”says Lecrae.
The new single and conversation between the two artists was released in time for Mental Health Awareness Month to create dialogue around depression, therapy, and the pressure they’ve felt to be ideal role models.
They also talked about their “controversial” collaborations and how the backlash has impacted them.
Tasha was criticized for her single, “I’m Getting Ready,” ft. Nicki Minaj while Lecrae has been blasted for his “Blessings” single, featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
The content first streamed on their socials, but you can watch the complete conversation here.
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A catalyst for restoration in faith, music, and popular culture, Lecrae is part of the new wave of thought leaders who are engaging the culture and taking Jesus out of the pulpits into the wider world in hopes of restoring faith. A Multi-Grammy Award-winning platinum-selling artist, Lecrae has evolved into a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker, thought leader, philanthropist, and co-founder & president of Atlanta-based record label, Reach Records.
He made history as the first artist to have a #1 Album on the Billboard Top 200 and Gospel Charts simultaneously!
To date, he has sold more than 4 million copies and has been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards including a win for Best Gospel Album, 15 Dove Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and received both a Soul Train Music Award and BET Hip-Hop Nomination.
Lecrae recently released the final Church Clothes 4 mixtape, which featured appearances from Andy Mineo, WHATUPRG, nobigdyl, Jon Keith, A.I. The Anomaly, and Jordan L’Oreal. Six months later, he released Church Clothes 4 (Dry Clean Only), a bonus to the mixtape featuring D. Smoke, Rotimi, Torey D’Shaun, J Paul The Carpenter, and URSTRULYXYZ.
He is currently on tour.
Dates can be found at Lecrae.com/tour.
About Tasha Cobbs Leonard
A pastor’s daughter born and raised in Georgia, Leonard first emerged to widespread acclaim with her breakout 2013 release, the RIAA-certified gold album Grace, which garnered a Grammy, three Doves, and three Stellar Awards on the strength of its chart-topping, platinum-selling lead single, “Break Every Chain.”
In the years that followed, Leonard would go on to establish herself as one of her genre’s most celebrated voices, racking up more than two billion streams across platforms, landing three more #1 singles and five #1 albums, three additional gold-selling singles, performing with everyone from Common and Nicki Minaj to Ne-Yo and Ciara, and making national television appearances on Good Morning America, CNN’s Fourth of July, BET’s Black Girls Rock, CBC’s A Day Of Healing, and the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.
Billboard named Leonard the Top Gospel Artist of the Decade, while NPR declared her a “gospel sensation,” and Forbes hailed her as “by far one of the most successful contemporary gospel artists of our time.”
A tireless advocate for empowerment and positivity, Leonard also broke new ground as an author, actress, entrepreneur, and executive pastor at The Purpose Place Church in her adopted home of South Carolina, where she co-pastors with her husband and producer, Kenneth Leonard, Jr.