Marius Billgobenson, the musical genius and advocate for the pygmy people of the Congo through music, is set to unveil his newest album, The Spirit of Love. By blending genres, like jazz, soul, blues, R&B, and rhythms and vocals of the indiginous African peoples, he creates a space of awareness to these disenfranchised communities. He is able to get his message across to more people through music.
The Spirit Love features 11 personal songs that are grounded in what he calls “the completeness of gratitude in my heart” and explore love in different facets, with the goal of inviting and motivating more “Love Spreaders” for a change. Marius put his heartfelt vocals on “Joy” and “Wait and See,” both were written and produced by guitarist and genre hit maker Paul Brown. Six others were helmed by another premiere urban jazz chart-topper, Chris “Big Dog” Davis. Marius wrote and produced the collection’s first two lead singles, “Tears on the Ground” and “Tribes in Mind,’ which feature his honeyed raspy vocals and trademark artful fusion of jazz, soul and African rhythms and vocal textures. Marius shares “Adopting gratitude has become my mission, even in the midst of pain, for I am a subject of others’ love, above all.”
The earthy, blues and funk-inflected “Tears on the Ground,” a song about love and remembrance, includes the uplifting chorus: “I’m gonna sing your love again and again/For the rest of my life/the fear of losing touch with all I love/My tears on the ground.” On the deeply autobiographical, gospel tinged “Tribes in Mind,” Marius shares his journey from the Congo to being a man of the world that will forever remember, be defined by and be proud of his roots. Its key lines: “Home is the place we tribe our people/Home is the chance to cry together/Home is your people – not a place/In the sharing world…”
Marius says “The Spirit Love is all about the way we experience the feeling of being alive, being ourselves and offering our unique gifts to others. We remember the life source of energy in The Spirit Love, because you exist just as a consequence of love. All of the positive impact you have had in loving and strengthening your loved ones may reveal memories that make you feel strong and happy.”
Marius Billgobenson is the most important artist of our time. Not only is he extremely talented, but he advocates for change through loving one another for who we are. He wants all people of the world to come together through the power of music and there is nothing more beautiful than that. The Spirit of Love premieres today, August 27th and it’s a must listen.