Bryan Andrew Wilson Takes Advantage Of This Time
Bryan Andrew Wilson is writing a new career chapter with an urban music-inspired EP, This Time , which recently reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Singles sales chart. The spiritual soul singer put aside the ballads he’s known for such as “Turning Away” and brought a hard-hitting urban rhythm to the title track.
“So many people are leaving church because of the hypocrisy of church leaders,” Wilson adds. “People are quick to pass judgement and gossip when they don’t know your story or how you came to be in the condition, they find you in. The church is supposed to be the hospital for the sick but too often we’re telling the sick that they have no insurance, so go away. This song is about shaking off the naysayers and giving yourself your God-granted second chance. I sing that `This time, I’m gonna love harder, I’m gonna be smarter.’ That’s a message that anyone can embrace whether they go to church or not.”
“I really wanted to do a video on this track to force people to see beyond the kid who sang `His Eye is on the Sparrow,’” Wilson says. “I want them to see me 20 years later as a grown man with real issues, a real beard and some real-life things to say.”
The digital EP also features the mid-tempo, “In Spite of Me”; the lush ballad, “Love Always”; and an alternative mix of “This Time” that was produced by GMJR (Musiq Soulchild). The EP was mastered by Randy Merrill (Taylor Swift, Adele, Sam Smith) at Sterling Sound in New York City.