Published on June 6th, 2019 | by Guest Editor0
Spoken Word Artist Bricen Mac Releases Official Music Video for “God First”
Better known by his stage name, Bricen Mac is an American spoken word artist, poet, writer, and filmmaker from Danville,VA, and uses these platforms to publicize his art. They allow him to share a personal story of pain to
progress in ways that spread positive vibes and energy to those in need.
Bricen recently released the visuals to his newest track. “God First”. Like many, he was raised to believe that putting God first meant to put myself on the back burner and have compassion for everyone else. It meant that he had to treat others with thoughtfulness, love and kindness, but not out of selfishness. It meant that everyone else mattered and he had to “be good” by putting himself last. Bricen says of the track “Putting your thoughts, feelings and desires last is like putting God last. When you believe that you must deny the real you because this is the good and loving thing to do. You disconnect from your truth and when you disconnect from your truth you disconnect from God. You have to know your worth and treat yourself with love self-care isn’t selfish. God lives inside all of us it’s not about religion it’s about a relationship.”
Traumatic events at the age of 5 years old left him scarred. Unable to stop the pain inside of him from growing, the journey from pain to progress began. Bricen began his journey by defining what happiness means to him -true self- love and inner peace. Bricen Mac hopes that the narratives of his struggle will help to lead people to self-knowledge, self-love, and most of all, inner strength. He started the slogan From Pain 2 Progress to not only tell his story but also to promote positivity, knowledge of self and key values such as self love, He explain his struggles in depth through his spoken words because he always states his struggle will be someone else’s strength. #FromPain2Progress
The single and video for God First makes for the perfect starting point if you’re new to his work. Accompanied by the simple delicacy of a piano-led beat, light and ambient throughout, Mac’s voice and his words pour through with a certain sense of drive and understanding. These ideas are inspiring, the concept is to work towards what you want, to get your life in order and to prioritize the people and things that matter most to you. This all runs alongside of the central theme of putting God first – trusting in that faith and guidance to help you stay calm and focused, to make the right decisions.
The overall sound of the track feels like mellow hip hop, though as is the gift of spoken word – the poetry captivates right the way through. For such a gentle performance to have this effect is a softly mighty thing – Bricen Mac introduces himself as a motivated and subsequently motivational artist with a defiant level of purpose to his work.
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