In "Brand Nu Lyfe," which incorporates rap combined with melodic singing on the hooks, Lewis and Greensboro, NC based gospel artist E-quipped (who are also the track's producers), rap about life's ups and downs and the hope for better days ahead. Lewis says that amid a backslidden state, he remained connected to music, but struggled with the right concept for the theme song idea. Once he returned to Christ, however, he experienced a renewal that caused everything to come together.
"Sometime last winter I was making beats at home, and I came across that theme song again," he says. "It just came to me as clear as day in the last sentence: nights are long but you might awaken to a around the bend. With all I was and am currently going through, it serves as a very fitting reminder that in Christ, there's always hope for a new start."
In addition to reconnecting with Christ, Lewis also hooked up again with his friend of 10 years, Emil Goergen III, better known as E-quipped. The two were once part of a group called Remnant Flame. Now they're back together, ministering through their music and giving others hope for a "Brand Nu Lyfe."
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