The highly anticipated music video for Erica Campbell’s HELP (ft. Lecrae) premiered yesterday. Erica Campbell, of the Grammy-winning Gospel duo Mary Mary, has been making some headways lately. She was nominated at the last Grammy awards and recently released her latest single titled “Help” which features multi-award winning Christian rapper Lecrae. Now, she just released the music video for the song which has been making major waves in the gospel music scene.
The video is directed by Bille Woodruff, the clip is a clean and simple visual experience that features Erica, her nine-year-old daughter Krista, and chart-topping Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae.
“Help” is the second single off of her album of the same title, which is slated to come out in March. The first single from the album, “A Little More Jesus” was nominated for a Grammy nomination in the Gospel music category.
The new direction is a bold one that forges a new path and journey for Erica Campbell, opening up a world of possibilities rooted in her desire to expose her heart and soul through music.
Where there were two, it is now one voice that stands alone revealing all of Campbell’s emotions, desires and sentiments. For Erica, musical messages are universal. “We all want to inspire, to connect people to God, to encourage them and to see people delivered. But the distinctive nature [on my project] will be people hearing just my voice and hearing the heart of who I am, which is a little bit different from Mary Mary.”
The solo project, "Help," will be released on My Block Inc./eOne on March 25th. The debut will showcase Erica’s individual creative sound and artistry. She continues to hone her writing skills on the project as well as work with longtime collaborator, partner & husband Warryn Campbell.
Expect a wide range of music from Campbell. From her foundation in church to her classical training and musical influences, Erica describes her solo sound as blend “think Motown meets gospel meets rock & roll,” all of which are her nod to the power and uniqueness of live vocals and live bands.
“The songs will be different,” said Campbell. “I want to reach back into what music has gone away from which is live instrumentation. I want Gospel music to take full ownership of what music really is. There will be a lot of live instruments – strings and horns. It will be music that is relevant and appealing with a message that is just as moving, necessary and compelling.”