(Los Angeles, CA) Grammy Award winning R&B/Pop Singer, Songwriter Howard Hewett, returns to the international music scene with another smash hit song and video, “To Thee I Pray,” on LaKiva Music, Inc. The emotional lead single is a plea for God to comfort and guide us through these unprecedented times.
Primed for crossover success, “To Thee I Pray” touches the heart and soul in the same spirit as Hewet’s classic inspirational genre bending mega-hit “Say Amen” from his 1986 Platinum selling album I Commit To Love. Its provocative theme and civil rights inspired elements add to the mix.
Having gotten his mainstream break as the lead singer of the legendary R&B group Shalamar (which originally included Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley), the incomparable tenor is an unforgettable mainstay in the music world today. The balladeer who brought us solo hits like “I’m For Real” and showed his phenomenal vocal acrobatics on the classic “For The Lover In You,” has reached over 5 million views on YouTube, appealing across generations and musical genres from R&B and pop, to Inspirational and Gospel.
Hewett’s latest video is the perfect complement to “To Thee I Pray” with its message of healing during a chaotic time in history. Directed by Howard, himself, and Shana Mangatal, this new video speaks to the times ,with visuals of civil unrest from social consciousness concerns, including black lives matter, first responders in the pandemic and the unnecessary deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor calling for peace, equality, fairness and love. This is the second video directed by Hewett and Mangatal. The first being Howard’s Christmas masterpiece, “That’s Christmas”, released in 2020.