CWESI OTENG READIES NEW ALBUM – ANTHEMS
Written by Ghana Music Radio on December 6, 2017
The official artwork of the highly anticipated upcoming album of award-winning gospel artiste, Cwesi Oteng, has surfaced on social media hinting his comeback onto the music scene after close to four years of silence. The artwork confirms the album title as ‘Anthems’ ending all speculation.
‘Anthems’, is the first instalment of a series of live projects to come according to the artiste which he believes has a global sound and essence of the type of congregational worship and praise music greats like Hillsong, Bethel Music and Jesus Culture have contributed to the world. However, ‘Anthems’ has a unique cross-sound that should find its way on the list of praise and worship ministers, choirs and congregational and devotional sets.
“I have never done a project where I felt so not in control of, like this Anthems project. Everyone on the team knew that a higher hand was controlling and directing everything from our strategy and songwriting sessions to rehearsals and the live audio and videotaping. The songs we recorded will extend far beyond the beautiful shores of Ghana. I call it Africa’s statement of global congregational music. I see many nations and tribes singing these songs in large gatherings,” Cwesi revealed.
The album was live-recorded at the First Love Center, Legon, in Accra and mainly features Cwesi’s music team, Flo’Riva Inc. The album is a few singles, with their videos, away from being released and excitingly the first single, ‘Next in Line’, drops by mid-November.
Below are photos from live recording session:
Official artwork for ‘Anthems’ album
Art Direction: Benjamin Greggory Aggrey, Centrifuj Communications.
Official pictures from the live recording of ‘Anthems’
Photography by: Ben Affram, Rjay Studios.