Award winning gospel Musician, Philipa Baafi, has returned from a five-year music hiatus with the release of a soul inspiring song titled, ‘It Is Well’.
The song, which was released on the singer’s birthday, May 15, 2020, was a precursor to the launch of a forthcoming 10th studio album due to be released next year.
Philipa in an interview indicated that she wrote the song primarily to encourage the downtrodden in society to “turn their negativity into positive confessions and jubilant celebrations.”
According to the artiste, “Life is like an undulating surface with hills, plains and valleys; one can be up today and down tomorrow.
“But in whatever period of life one is confronted with, the antidote is to maintain a certain posture.
“That posture is a positive attitude and outlook knowing that the God you serve is able to help you no matter the circumstances; and hence the track, ‘It is Well’.”
The single finds Philipa at the peak of her artistry after recording her first ever solo album two decades ago
Her iconic voice is heard rendered beautifully and confidently on the track which she sang in English, French and her native, Akan.
It was first recorded by Akaak, with input from seasoned instrumentalists and final mixing and mastering by engineer, Sammy Helwani.
The inspiration behind this song according to the musician is the posture displayed by the Shunamite woman in II Kings 4.
“Most of us easily give up and start making negative pronouncements about situations confronting us which invariably poison our souls,” she said.
The musician posits that “positive confessions wrapped with faith are able to move God to act in one’s favour,” she said, adding that “this is the kind of attitude we all need to survive and make it in these current circumstances.”
Watch the video below:
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