New York, NY — J Moss returns with V4…THE OTHER SIDE, a 14-track set that reflects life “on the other side” of adversity, while highlighting the impeccable vocal skills that have made him a mainstay in Gospel music.
“Good & Bad,” is receiving great response at Gospel radio and is quickly approaching Top-10. The song is a fervent, jazzy reminder of God’s faithfulness to His people. “The mindset of hopelessness that is so prevalent today was the inspiration behind this song,” says Moss. “People think God and church no longer care. ‘Jesus ain’t thinkin’ about me.’ I got tired of reading that on Facebook and seeing it in faces of the people all around me. People just want to give up. The Lord gave me that song to give people hope in time of storm.’”
Moss’ cousins Kierra Sheard and Karen Clark Sheard, join him on the spirit rousing “Good Day,” an upbeat reminder that it is up to you, through your faith in God, to make each and every day a good day. The roof-raising “The Prayers” featuring Hezekiah Walker and Dorinda Clark-Cole has a traditional congregational shout meeting a new school beat. The funky “God’s Got It” boasts a straight forward message not to worry about what we can’t control; while “Caught Up in Love” mesmerizes with a heartbeat pulse and a vibration of pure rapture.
Moss’ deepest testimony is found on the title track “The Other Side of Victory.” Accented by the heart-tugging acoustic strings of a mandolin, the lyric “I see now/ that you really/ care about me, God,/Thank you for delivering me/ to the other side of victory” says it all. “This was one of the first songs written for this album,” says Moss. “The Lord took me into deeper thematic contemplation for this one…and this is the message He wanted me to convey.
“There’s always a lot talk about the storm but nobody talks about how we’re supposed to be when we get to the other side,” says Moss. “We have to celebrate our brotherhood. We have to know how to behave as stronger, wiser, better people in Christ, and we have to thank God for getting us through.”