Introducing Yellow Cavalier: Alan Powell, Chad Graham, Caleb Grimm and Kyle Kupecky – a quartet comprised of talented and energetic young men who are ready to release their infectious modern rock and pop groove melodies with spiritual truth to audiences everywhere. Their self-titled independent EP debut releases this May.
Penned by Powell and Yellow Cavalier’s producer, Dove-nominated Keith Everette Smith (Jadon Lavik, Meredith Andrews, Matt Papa, The Bolts), the five-song EP is a group effort in both the lyrical content and instrumental arrangements.They also cohesively feel their music will connect with all ages and musical tastes.
“We’re not aiming at one particular audience,” Caleb Grimm shares about the group’s thought-provoking themes and unique musical stylings. “We’re writing from the perspective of our world view, which happens to be Jesus Christ. But, we’re also addressing issues anyone can relate to.”
The songs found on the new project deal with a variety of topics such as God’s unconditional love for His children to personal romantic relationships, to sharing the story of a believer who gives all he has to God. Emotion, intellect and faith collide in “Freedom Into Slavery,” where honest confessions of wrongdoings are forgiven. The song listing is located below.
Yellow Cavalier is inspired by many talented acts, especially DC Talk as well as secular artists Maroon 5, Daniel Bedingfield and OneRepublic due to the depth to their songs and their catchy melodies. The arrangement of the Yellow Cavalier stage show is also modeled by DC Talk, as the group is set to be backed by a live band while they take the stage front and center to connect with audiences their music and message.
“We’ve set out with this EP to encourage people, but also come at a place musically where you’d pick it up because it’s simply great music,” explains Powell. “We’ve been encouraged by a lot of Christian music growing up, but we’re going back to the DC Talk dynamic of really trying to raise the bar and have musical quality feed the lyrics God has given us.” Powell summarizes, “On this record from beginning to end, it’s based around human emotions but with a theme of God working in every aspect of life. All we have to do is give back anything we’re going through to God, and in our case, it’s cool to see how He’s orchestrated bringing us together. We feel blessed and privileged and want to use all He’s given to us to turn back and minister to others no matter where they’re at in life.”