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|Posted on July 20, 2014 at 3:25 PM|
Timothy Yap First Posted: Jul 19, 2014 01:55 AM EDT
Gospel music's Ethan Kent and his wife Audrey are celebrating the expectancy the birth of their first child by releasing a new single "Heartbeat." "Heartbeat" is a lullaby ballad that is currently available from iTunes.com or EthanKentOnline.com. A portion of the proceeds from the digital download sales of "Heartbeat" will be donated to Pre-Born Friends (The Woman's Choice Resource Center), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping women in crisis while remaining advocates for the pre-born child.
Earlier in the year, Ethan Kent had just released his critically acclaimed album "WORK IN PROGRESS." The album charted at #21 on Billboard Top Current Gospel Albums Chart. And it has produced three chart topping Gospel radio singles - "My Hope Is In Glory", "Bring Us To Our Knees" and "The Name of The Lord".
This is what Ethan has to say about the genesis of the song: "So, it was Father's Day, June 15th when my wife Audrey first broke the news that we would be expecting. I had just finished ministering the 4th service at the amazing New Life Covenant in Chicago with Pastor John Hannah as the special musical guest for the day. I was sitting in the artist green room, tired, sweaty, and had a headache. Then I heard Audrey say, "Well, Happy Father's Day, I'm pregnant!". I was excited, but my brain spent the rest of the day ON TEN!"
"Audrey informed me that she wanted me to write a special song for the big announcement, and release it after we confirmed everything with the doctor. After all, I wrote a song for our engagement. She thought it made sense to keep the consistency within our story going. So we made it home safely and I went to work on what has come to be known as "Heartbeat". The music came first, and lyrics flowed shortly after. (S/O to my friend Jamall Houston who helped me pen this tune). My mother was a big inspiration behind this song. She worked hard as single-parent and is the epitome of what true love and sacrifice is all about."