July 31st, 2020 (New York, NY): R&B, Hip-hop, and Gospel artist Christon Gray has released his next single, “Closer (Restore My Sight).” This sobering piano ballad is meant to touch the lives of everyone who is lost and looking for answers, and fellow believers will resonate deeply with its message. Fans of Christon, and lovers of truthful music in general, should be excited based on how Christon describes the personal impact that this writing experience has had on him during these difficult times:
“After all of the racial and social issues erupted in America over the past couple of months, I found myself asking God a lot of questions. He allowed this divide to be, He allowed African-American’s to be discriminated against. There are even many who do it in the name of Jesus. But I was comforted by my Creator and His love for me. If it took all of this to get me to see myself, then maybe that would bring me one step closer to seeing God.” – Christon Gray
Singer, songwriter, and producer, Christon Gray, sat down at the piano and poured his heart out to God, allowing for this beautiful song of worship to be born. The emotional range is built up by Christon’s impressive musical range, putting his powerful voice on full display with “Closer (Restore My Sight).” Even with all the injustice in the world, Christon is using this song to urge himself and others to find faith in people through God, or as the lyrics say, “I want to see You in their faces, as I see You in mine.” This intimate moment captured on “Closer (Restore My Sight)” will be one of many singles featured on Christon Gray’s fifth full-length album, School of Roses 2, coming out in the fall of 2020.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Christon Gray has become one of hip-hop’s pre-eminent artists. His two releases–School of Roses (2014) and The Glory Album (2016)–both were on the Top 5 Billboard R&B Albums Chart and Top 15 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. “’Stop Me”, a single off of The Glory Album, was a crossover hit and was used as a trailer theme song for Dwayne Johnson’s blockbuster Rampage, the theme song for Madden ’19, featured on HBO’s Ballers, ABC’s For Life, and FOX’s Lethal Weapon. In addition, the track was used for campaigns for Honda, ESPN, and The ESPY Awards. His music has received acclaim from Billboard, Relevant, Jet, Essence, iHeartRadio, and more. He has performed on grand stages such as BET’s Music Matters and Alive Festival. Previously signed to RCA Records, Christon decided to part ways in 2018 an start his own vision under his own imprint, All Amour. His first single release since leaving RCA, “See You Soon” immediately hit Christian CHR and Rhythmic Radio dominating airwaves across the world all Spring 2020. With now, over 140,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 2.9 million views combined on YouTube, Christon Gray is creating his own path through music.