The enigmatic Christian singer, songwriter and performer hits #3 behind two Louis Armstrong tracks, with a cover of Snoh Aalegra’s “I Want You Around.”
“The cover serves as reassurance for those who may have lost their way, and that it’s not over until God says it’s over.”— HeIsTheArtist
“HeIsTheArtist is a musical wizard” – The Hype Magazine
“In a world where it seems that every artist sounds like the one before and the one after, not this guy” – The Daily Banner
While 2021 may not have been a great year for most, one might argue that it was a breakout year for enigmatic and experimental Christian singer-songwriter, HeIsTheArtist. The year saw him chart 5 Top 40 international iTunes singles, including two chart-toppers. With more than 300K Spotify streams across his catalog, and 60K youtube views of his two most recent singles, HeIsTheArtist has released another chart-topping cover song.
“I Want You Around” is the latest single from HeIsTheArtist to reach the international iTunes charts. This time, it’s the UK, where the Snoh Aalegra cover hit #3 on the iTunes jazz songs chart, held from the top only by two Louis Armstrong classics. The single is from his forthcoming April 2022 Gospel Jazz EP release, “The Faded Outro.”
“This version of the song is about wanting God during your darkest moment, ” he says. “The cover serves as reassurance for those who may have lost their way, and that it’s not over until God says it’s over.”
Watch “I Want You Around” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mff2VGi2V6I.
ABOUT HEISTHEARTIST: Hailing from Central Islip, NY and formerly signed under his birth name, LeeMann Bassey recorded and released secular r&b and dance music for Bentley Records. Inspired to release Christian music after hearing a sermon by Bishop TD Jakes, HeIsTheArtist cites influences including Prince, Chaka Khan, Sade, Maxwell, and D’Angelo.