One of the biggest songs of 2014 is accompanied by a 24-hour music video which professes happiness over 21,000 times (we did the math). The success of this song proves what we already know... people just want to be happy. Humble Beast artist Jackie Hill Perry unpacks this desire and makes us question our motivations on her debut album “The Art of Joy."
Although she is known for her powerful spoken word poetry, Jackie’s foray into the world of hip-hop shows her musical work to be equally formidable. Tracks like “Miss Fearful” and “Dead Preacher” highlight her cohesive storytelling abilities, all the while dissecting and exposing the condition of the human heart. Other tracks like “The Solution” and “Get There” call attention to her masterful manipulation of multiple syllable structure and rhythmic cadences.
“The Art of Joy” is an album that will call you to introspection, reflection, and worship. Jackie Hill Perry’s thoughtfully painted portrayal of the Gospel directs the listener to seek out joy that is not dependent on our circumstances, but what Christ has accomplished on our behalf.