Known for his show-stopping, electrifying vocals—both as an award-winning solo artist and a former member of the world-renowned Gaither Vocal Band—singer/songwriter David Phelps returns September 10 with GameChanger. A sonic kaleidoscope of 15 pop, jazz, Inspirational, R&B and even Broadway-inspired selections, Phelps’ StowTown Records debut carries deeply personal and profoundly resonant messages of redemption and unity.
The album’s debut single, “Hello Beautiful,” released on August 20, along with the official music video. A bittersweet tribute to lifelong commitment backed by a syncopated, horn-studded rhythm section, “Hello Beautiful” encapsulates one of the album’s central themes. “I’ve always loved telling a redemptive human story,” Phelps says. “Nothing magnifies the splendor of humanity more than loving someone through all of life’s ups and downs. I can’t imagine many things more tragic than watching a loved one lose their memories of things once held dear—events, places, friends, children…even you. Heroes sometimes sit patiently, enduring thankless days caring for someone they love and to whom they have committed themselves.”
Additional highlights of GameChanger include the synth-pop album opener “I’m Gonna Love”; “Song For Sinners,” with a mellow jazz groove gently beckoning wayward hearts; “I Remember What We Thought Love Was,” a poignant piano ballad dedicated to Phelps’ wife; and “Eye To Eye,” a soulful duet with his son, Grant, exploring the complexities of their relationship.