(Nashville, TN) -- Hailing from Queens, New York, and influenced by artists such as Lecrae, TobyMac and Jaci Velasquez, powerhouse vocalist MARi brings an energetic hybrid of dance, pop, worship, Latin and reggae to the Contemporary Christian Music arena with her debut album, TREASURE - Available today wherever music is sold via Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution.
To celebrate the release, the music video for the title track also premieres today exclusively at NewReleaseToday.com. Watch MARi’s “Treasure” music video: http://nrt.cc/MariTreasureVidPremiere
"My music is like a piñata, there's something in it for everyone,” says MARi. "Though there are different styles, you'll still always hear MARi through each song."
The making of TREASURE came at a time of intense personal struggle for MARi and echoes the deeper lessons she learned while traveling uncharted roads. "TREASURE is my heart's story and the core of my album,” says MARi. “TREASURE is my promise and has helped me get through some tough moments, where I felt like letting go of the rope. I am so happy I went through a lot of the challenges that I had to face because it shaped me into who I am today, and allows to me now be able to go and spread the message to others that they are also God's precious treasures and that any dreams they may have buried, or any situation or mess they seem to find themselves in that God can, and will, restore and renew them."
MARi hopes that the songs on TREASURE will inspire people and cause them to dream and ask God big questions. But more than anything, she hopes that they will find what she has. Says MARi, "The greatest treasure I ever received was Jesus, the day He came into my heart at 9 years old and it was the best day and the first day of the rest of my life."
The album’s first radio single, “Shine Brighter,” is headed to radio stations now via Shamrock Media Group, and a music video for the single released earlier this month.
MARi is managed by Michael Smith & Associates and booked by Behind the Voice Agency.
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