Jason Nelson, one of Gospel music’s new leading men who’s making his major-label debut via Verity Gospel Music Group is set to elevate contemporary urban praise and worship to new heights. The “Dominion” singer toured with toured with Kirk Franklin last fall, and captured the hearts of many with his unique delivery and vocal stylings.
The Gospel Guru caught up with Jason Nelson to discuss his new Top 10 single “Shifting The Atmosphere,” inspiration for his new LP, and much more. Now sit back, relax, and get a bit of 7up with Pastor Jason Nelson, below.
- Describe Jason Nelson in three words. Husband. Father. Worshiper.
- What was your inspiration for your new project “Shifting The Atmosphere?” Inspiration for shifting— the whole project really came about…I was speaking with a very very prophetic friend of mine, and really in a season of prayer during that time to be quite honest, and was considering maybe doing a project. I really heard the Lord speak to me, and tell me in no uncertain-terms that It was time to record again, but this time think atmosphere. As a result of that I kinda start digging into the music side of it. Starting to write and see what was really in my heart to talk about; hooked up with my producer and together God allowed us to create what i think is a GREAT project.
- What was your most memorable experience in the making of “Shifting The Atmosphere?” I would say the actual recording process, like the day of the recording. I just have very vivid memories about that day, just the excitement of the moment…being able to share this new music with all these people. My church literally being filled to over capacity and really seeing the music impact people. Our church is kinda intimate, we seat about 600 or 700 people, so you can really feel the energy and the feel of the crowd; that was something amazing to experience. So the day of the recording was probably most memorable out of that whole process.
- How did your deal with Verity come about? I was actually singing at a service, and Stanley Brown who’s the head of A&R at Verity was in attendance at the service. He said when I got up to sing there was something unique about what I had to offer to the congregation, and he hit me on twitter and said we need to talk…I said ok. During our conversation he said he was currently working at Verity and he thought I would be a good fit for what they had to offer, and the rest is history. It’s very interesting because I was not looking for a deal, I was kinda happy being independent. But he really sold me on it to a point where I was like ok lets try it and see what happens, and I would say it’s been a success.
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