Carrington Gaines an upcoming and coming gospel artist from the Buffalo, NY area. Creating a sound in which all ages can adapt to. Carrington's most recent project "The Process" from 2015, present life events and his love for God in which many can relate to. We were absolutely excited and blessed we had the opportunity to speak with Carrington! We know God has great things in store for him that will propel him as an artist.
Let's see what Carrington had to say...
KingdomSoldNYC: What age did you start singing?
Carrington: I started singing at the age 16.
KingdomSoldNYC: Did you start off in a choir or group?
Carrington: I first started singing when I first heard that John Legend “Ordinary People” ringtone. I was more attracted to the R&B/soul scene. I was sitting in the basement with my cousin and started humming the words. My cousin said “Man! You sound good! Yo, You can sing! Then after that, I started singing in church a little bit. I didn’t do it too long and they said I was an alto and every guy in the choir was a Tenor. So I left the choir and started singing to the girls. That was a way I was getting the girls. Lol, That’s the really how I got my start.
KingdomSoldNYC: What are some influential artists you admire?
Carrington: John Legend is probably the reason I started singing as I mentioned. I was really into the R &B scene, so don’t judge me. Lol. Usher because you know that “Confession” album was in heavy rotation around the time it came out. Then Tank, I was really into that and R & B. They influenced it a lot and also created a group call O-mi-ah and this when Myspace was going, and we put stuff up and thousand of views on it! I knew for a fact that we were about to do something! Making all these songs and ended opening up for an artist like Fabolous and did some stuff with Tank for example. I had all these opportunities when I look back at it; I'm like I could have done something, but it wasn’t God’s plan. Then life happened and got me where I needed to be.
KingdomSoldNYC: I'm familiar with that era, so no judgment here with Usher and Tank.
Carrington: This R & B stuff now, I don’t listen to secular music now. I would get into the car, and somebody is playing the radio. Every time I would hear something I say “Is this what people listen to”? You don’t even feel anything when you hear songs that get played on the radio.
KingdomSoldNYC: There's no value in the music at all these days, and it's not impactful at all.
Carrington: No value at all. They are either talking about drugs, weed, sex, or partying. That’s all you get from it.
KingdomSoldNYC: Exactly! What would you consider your style as an artist? R & B Christian sound?
Carrington: It's weird because I have stuff that’s like contemporary urban vibes and more contemporary worship. So I don’t necessarily put myself in one category. My first project “The Process” which I have already out that would be considered urban R & B contemporary gospel. I'm going to start working on my next stuff in September. That will be a little bit different. I don’t know what category to put it in; I just give out as I give it out.
KingdomSoldNYC: Basically whatever God has for you in the message, and whatever come out of your heart.
Carrington: Exactly! That’s really all I have. He gives me a sound for this or different sound for that. I'm just keeping my ear open for what he's looking for.
KingdomSoldNYC: So now for your EP your most recent project “The Process”, which I love by the way, what was your “A-HA’ moment or inspiration for the project?
Carrington: Thank you! Appreciate it! Umm.. I started recording it but my first great push was when I got saved. You grow up in the church, you see things, but you really don’t have that real relationship for yourself. Late 2012, Early 2013 I had really got away from the church. I was already going back and forth from church to the clubbing scene. I was singing gospel and then secular and really having a spiritual tug of war. I was kind of getting out of it, then my cousin, which is really like my brother, he had died in a car accident in 2013. The one song on my project “ I ‘ll see you again” is speaking about him. It was the thing that made me realize I can’t go back. That really got me to wake up and realize God has a calling on my life. I received many prophecies for years but this incident made me realize it was time to get serious. Once I got my relationship right, then I knew I can start recording. I had something to sing about, and it was real and not just singing to sin. Artists are doing that now when they sing just to sing. I wanted my relationship to be right, so I guess that was my “A-HA” moment. lol
KingdomSoldNYC: That awesome. I really admire you for doing that because some people do stuff just to do it. The are really not in their right state of mind. They just do it for attention and to look good.
Carrington: Pretty much
KingdomSoldNYC: Do you have any shout outs?
Carrington: My church, Bethesda World Harvest International Church in Buffalo, NY. My Bishop Michael A Badger and My first Lady Joyce Badger.
KingdomSoldNYC: Do you have a message for the audience viewing the article?
Carrington: Trust God in anything that you do no matter if its business relationship, ministry whatever it is every aspect of life. I'm starting to notice if you try to take steps before he is ready for you to do it you will always end up in a whirlwind and end of going back starting the same process over. Trust God and believe his timing for everything if you do that everything will work out!
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