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#ThankGodForGrowth: Aries Marquis Shares Life Lessons in ‘Salvation: The Arrival’ Album

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Aries Marquis talks growth in his upcoming album. (Image: Instagram)

Similar to Usher’s Confessions (in theme, not content), Aries Marquis dropped Imperfections to shed light on his flaws. Now, the Louisianian singer is ready to show us what he learned in his follow-up album, Salvation: The Arrival.

“This album brings me to a place in my life where the light is finally shining at the end of the tunnel, and I’m full of joy to be in a better part of my life, in contrast to where I was with my last album, Imperfections,” said Marquis in a press statement. “This album shows the world that I’ve grown, learned, and I am inspired! It’s full of optimism, and inspiration for the listeners and all of my songs are based on my life’s experiences. Every song was written, arranged, produced, and inspired by me.”

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The album starts off with the uplifting gospel track, “Ready to Fly” but it’s the bopping inspirational tune, “Lessons,” that serves as a stand-out on the album. Overall, Salvation: The Arrival is a mix of pop, gospel, and R&B that’s enjoyable (and reminiscent of Black Men United’s 1994 classic song, “U Will Know.”) but not great. But it is worth a listen.

Salvation: The Arrival., which is the second part of the series dubbed Salvation, is set to be released on Dec. 1. In the meantime, check out the tracklist below.

Salvation: The Arrival Track List:

  1. “The Arrival”
  2. “Ready To Fly”
  3. “Lessons”
  4. “Better Days”
  5. “No Light”
  6. “It’s Time”
  7. “Salvation”
  8. “For Life”
  9. “Portrait”
  10. “Wanna Be Free”

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Victoria Johnson
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