MP3 Shawn Thomas - Faith Unashamed
Contemporary Christian, pop/rock, out music, gay affirming
23 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel, POP: Today''s Top 40
Since the release of his first album "Come My Way" in 1993, Shawn Thomas has proven himself one of the most diligent and persistent performers and recording artists. Pursuing his talents in many directions including songwriting, producing, musical theater, dance and choreography, choral direction, and voice instruction, Shawn Thomas emerges not only as a competent performer and singer, but as a dynamic and versatile entertainer.
After a decade of resisting the encouragement of others to incorporate his faith into his music, in 2003 Shawn released his first "spiritual" project, "Everything I Am". This began a completely unplanned journey for Shawn into music ministry, and over the past three and a half years has introduced him to a way of worship through music he previously thought impossible. "I was afraid to sing religious music, because I didn''t think I would be allowed to do the kind of music that I enjoy. I grew up only being exposed to traditional hymns and classically based music in church, so I didn''t think of contemporary music as something that could be used to lift up the Lord." Now, in a world now saturated with American Idols and Star Search moments, Shawn Thomas brings to the world of music a truth beyond reality programming. With his dramatic new CD release, "Faith Unashamed", Shawn portrays an array of emotion and thought with the artistic delivery for which he is known, combined with a more deliberate message of spirituality and love. In this wide-ranging 23 track CD, his songwriting, performance, and production techniques are showcased in a variety of style and mood, framed with dramatic skits and edgy lyrics, all with the intention of reflecting God''s grace.
Released on his own label, Aaron''s Rainbow Project, "Faith Unashamed" is the follow-up album to Shawn''s previous CD, "ChangeD", which was nominated for a 2006 OutMusic Award for "Outstanding New Inspirational Recording". Shawn also received Stonewall Society''s "Dance Award for Pride in the Arts" for the number one single "The Beat of the Lord" and was voted Indie-Music''s "Best Songwriter for 2004" after the release of his first Spiritual/Christian Music CD, "Everything I Am". Shawn''s first CD project as an "out" (openly gay) artist was released in 1999. "Out in This World" peaked at number one twice, and hit number 7 for the Top 50 albums of 2000 on https://www.tradebit.com.
With the energy and drive of singles such as the title track and "Kickin'' Back", and the power and emotion of "The Human Part of Me" and "Where I Am", Shawn delivers his newest music with new found purpose and meaning, as he expresses to the world, to the Universe, and to God, "Faith Unashamed."