|Biography: The thing about getting to know Freddy Washington is that you immediately want to share him with other people. In that way Freddy is a lot like a good movie, or a great book, or some newly discovered talent whose music makes you remember what it was you liked about music in the first place. Freddy's unique brand of emotional, thought-provoking, alternative-pop/Gospel is that sort of music that invites you in, and listening to it isn’t much different than having Freddy sitting in your living room and telling you what’s on his mind. In either case, you really wish there was someone else there to share it with. After hearing his musical debut any listener will be compelled to share The Jesus Record.
A native of New Jersey, Freddy has had a heart for service from a young age. His parents, Bishop Freddy Washington, Sr. and Dr. Pamala Washington, lead the W.O.R.D.Church in Penns Grove, New Jersey where Freddy leads worship passionately. In fact, it was his father’s music ministry that inspired him to venture into the music realm himself. Although he's currently standing on his musical debut, he’s no stranger to the music industry. His musical blend is a beautiful reflection of his influences. Legendary musicians like Andrae Crouch, Phil Collins, Bruce Hornsby and Michael W. Smith all had a part in shaping Freddy at a young age. While traveling internationally as a sought out preacher and musical clinician, he achieved immense success as a writer and producer. He garnered Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award nominations for production with artist Da'Truth and Gospel newcomer Melinda Watts.
Freddy has a unique perspective on the role of worship in the lives of Christians and after years of being faithful to his parents ministry and while writing and producing for others, he knew it was time to create something only he could answer for. What he's created is The Jesus Record, a full-length double disc album that makes the most of what he's learned and turned it into something that he can not only answer for, but be proud of. It's received a ton of positive reviews and the buzz over it seems to be building, particularly after the debut single "Jesus" fell on the ears of label and national radio executives alike. When asked why he created The Jesus Record with such intentional focus, Freddy says reverently “It’s the perfect love, peace and hope that is the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s the greatest story of redemption and salvation that the world will ever know."
Although Freddy wrote and produced his debut in its entirety, some of gospel music’s notable artists collaborated with Freddy on The Jesus Record. Melinda Watts, singer-songwriter and friend joins Washington on the ballad "Masters Hand"as does the young powerhouse, Crystal Rucker on the beautifully penned "There is a Place". In a very special track, Freddy is joined by his father, legendary gospel pianist, writer and soloist Bishop Freddy Washington, Sr. on a cleverly arranged cover of William Hubbard's timeless classic "I love You".
A standout song on this masterpiece is the pop textured "We are the City"?a track which goes beyond a good groove and a strong hook, managing to connect head and heart with a lyric that has profound theological depth.
Anyone can feel that the passion that comes from this fresh new artist is genuine throughout each song. His desire for intimacy with the Creator is expressed with great honesty in the earnest lyric and soaring melody of "Pleasing".
Every song has a life of it's own. This record is sure to take you on a journey that you'll never forget.
“Following Jesus is my life. “After giving my life over to Jesus, playing music and singing are just two more things I get to give to Him." As listeners travel with Freddy on a journey that stops at nothing but Jesus. they are left wanting more of the same.
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FREDDY WASHINGTON RELEASES NEW SINGLE, JESUS, FROM UPCOMING ALBUM DEBUT
New York, NY-April 11, 2011-We're always looking for someone that takes us on a journey, inspires us, and makes us feel alive again. Well, there's a new kid in town and he's blending a vibrant new sound with the timeless message of hope found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Freddy Washington is launching his brand new single entitled "Jesus" from his debut album "The Jesus Record". The song offers a musical blend that is sure to inspire each listener to reflect on the centrality of the message of Jesus. The single "JESUS" will be available on iTunes and other major digital stores as well as Facebook and twitter on April 11th, 2011. This amazing new single "Jesus" is a perfect introduction to Freddy's clever alternative pop gospel style.
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