The singer and songwriter of Christian contemporary and rock music known as Ruben Barreto has released his latest LP album, “Rise Above.” The record has been proudly published as an independent release on the Real Experience Records music label. Containing sixteen original Barreto tracks for an approximate total listening time of nearly one hour, “Rise Above” by Ruben Barreto is a striking example of powerful songwriting and spiritual faith coming together to form a record believers and music fans alike will appreciate.
Ruben Barreto cites as main artistic influences such mainstays of the Christian music scene as TobyMac, Brandon Heath, Jeremy Camp, and Newsboys. His own sound is a medley of these, with strong undertones of pop and rock, and certain elements of rhythm 'n' blues, such as prominent bass lines and overarching vocals. The result is a surging sound which picks the listener up and transports him or her to a kind of sonic sanctuary, a safe and thrumming place in which one may join in the spiritual celebration or simply enjoy the warmth.
As well-produced and performed as Barreto's “Rise Above” is, however, this is not the chief reason for his music.
Asked to comment on the overall theme of his new LP, Barreto writes, “Through faith, we can rise above adversity. No matter what we go through, if we put God first in our lives, His grace will take us to places we've never been before.”
It's a healing, empowering message Barreto brings, one which is easily corroborated by the Christian Bible from which much of his lyrical inspiration comes.
“We may be broken,” he writes, “but in Christ, we are never defeated. On this day you can say, 'Lord, when I'm with you, I'm not alone anymore.'”
At the end of the day, this is what Ruben Barreto's performances are all about, and his new LP “Rise Above” is certainly no exception. It only takes a short conversation with him to get hints of his earnestness and humility.
Barreto writes, “I truly want to inspire other people to grow in their walk with the Lord, but also [to encourage them] to always have hope in the midst of their problems. I don't consider myself to be some motivational guru. I'm just someone who wants to share the Word of God with others, and give what I've been given, which is faith, hope and love.”
Ruben Barreto is a singer, songwriter, author and speaker. He is the founder of The Real Experience Ministries and The Real Experience Band, the latter of which has released two albums in Spanish. He lives in New York with his wife Veronica and daughter Rebecca.
“Rise Above” by Ruben Barreto becomes available worldwide on the eve of the singer's birthday, 9 July 2015.
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