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Illuminate the Dark

by King Solomon

Released 2018
Released 2018
An honest look in to faith and spirituality from the approach of a prodigal outsider coming back in.
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The Album:
The ‘Illuminate the Dark’ album follows the journey of a wayward Christian attempting to make his way home, and rekindle his relationship with God. It provides an honest look at this arduous experience that many of us face, but is often overlooked. Yes, an encounter with God is viewed herein as an ongoing experience, not a single event. The joyful highs of songs such as ‘Rise, and ‘A Love Song’ are counterbalanced with the honest lows of songs such as ‘Sinking’ and ‘Tired (Small Voice)’ to give a full picture of what a walk of faith can really be like. The first-person perspective that this provides allows listeners to identify with King Solomon as well as empathise with his state of mind, applying his messages to their own life. Furthermore, the conscious approach to the real life, every day issues tackled at certain points in the album makes for a relatable and enjoyable listening experience.

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Oluwa Provide:
A song of providence. This is the point in the story where life his us, but we persevere nonetheless. The struggles of ordinary life threaten to overwhelm us at times, but this song encourages to trust in the Lord and continue walking, knowing that at the end of the road it will have all been worth it.

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Sinking:
A song of sorrows and a plea for grace. This is the point in the story that determines whether we fall or rise, sink or swim. When we have been overwhelmed and feel that we’re barely hanging on to the reigns of life; when we fear that the storms will never cease, we ask the Lord in the midst of our desperate struggle to control the rains, a sentiment that this song emphasises.

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Lullaby:
A song of sacrifice, a ballad of acceptance. This is the point in the story where we struggle to become what we must for the people that we love.

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Everybody Cries:
A song of loss and the acceptance thereof. This is the point at which grief threatens to overwhelm, and our only comfort is that we don't suffer alone.

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Tired (Small Voice):
Back to this though; This is a song of frustration. This is the point at which we're exhausted, weary and at our wits end. When we feel we've given our all to a higher power in vain, this is the closest we come to giving up.

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Rise:
A song of recovery and a hymn of encouragement. This is the point after we hit rock bottom, and the only place we can look to is up.

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A Love Song:
A song of closing; of appreciation and reciprocation. This is the point in the story when we've come full circle. This is the end of the journey; here, we can look back and marvel at how far we've come.

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Altar Call:
A song of repentance and realization. This is the point in the story where we hold a mirror up to ourselves and ask who we want the person looking back at us to be, acknowledging our history and preparing for what's to come.

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Yahweh:
A chorus of yearning, this song begins our quest for further understanding. This is the point in the story where our thirst for knowledge deepens, forcing us to realize how misplaced our preconceived notions were and little we knew to begin with.

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Be a Man:
A song of searching. We yearn for enlightenment. This is the point in the story at which we must determine what it takes to become more than what we currently are, navigating through preconceptions, stereotypes and societal pressures.

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Focus:
A song of finding and self discovery. This is the point in the story at which we realize what our passions are and evaluate whether they can exist and co-exist alongside the identity that we've now assumed.

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Hallowed be Thy Name:
The final song on the album to be made. This song... This song is just dope yo No matter how far you run He's right there with you.