You can’t keep a good man down. Can’t keep him hidden behind the scenes either. Myron Butler was almost one of gospel music’s best kept secrets, but now the cat’s out of the bag. From the late 90s as the director of Kirk Franklin’s hit-making crossover ensemble God’s Property, to the present as the sought-after arranger behind hit records from Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, and others, Myron has steadily gained momentum.
Five years ago, Myron Butler & Levi launched their debut album Set Me Free that scooped up five Stellar awards and a Grammy nomination. Their 2007 sophomore set Stronger handily lived up to its name. Now, as if his arms weren’t already cluttered with enough accolades, Myron Butler & Levi returned to their hometown to record their first live album: Revealed… Live In Dallas.
“The album is a snapshot of my continual pursuit of God. Pursuit is something on-going …we as Christians should be on a lifelong process and pursuit of the knowledge of God. I want to encourage listeners in their own process to continue to pursue God. It is one of our life long duties – to know and to relate to God.” – Myron Butler
The first track and lead single “Revealed” is the grand affair you would expect from Myron Butler & Levi. All the elements are present: youthful energy driven by a pocket drummer, radiophilic band hits, and an intelligent horn arrangement to boot. Its meaty chord changes carry the sophistication of an Earth Wind & Fire piece and give the gospel a comforting presence and weight. Of course, it wouldn’t be what it is without Levi’s hallmark: airtight, churning, harmonies that invert climactically up the scale like acrobats in a Cirque du Soleil show.