UK gospel rapper Si Knightly releases his first track of 2023
Good Shepherd is an uplifting and exciting UK-US collaboration.
Si teams up with talented gospel lyricist Knick Knack to reflect on life’s journey as a Christian. The record is inspired by Jesus’ famous words in John’s gospel and the renowned Psalm 23.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
Good Shepherd celebrates God’s promises in Christ. It affirms his ongoing presence and faithful provision in every season.
Si Knightly and Knick Knack collab
Complemented by Knick Knack’s transparent testimony, Si’s rhyming depicts a Saviour who leads, protects, and comforts all those who trust in him. Even while navigating life’s different paths. Si engages listeners with hope, drawing them into his own journey as a follower of Jesus. The chorus builds up to proclaim the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Set to an alternative rap beat composed by US producer Atrade, Good Shepherd boasts melodic keyboard riffs and vocal samples. Production is accompanied by electronic pads and an infectious drumbeat. Si’s deep theological lyricism, powerful cadence, and trademark multi-syllable rhyming once again combine to create a compelling and memorable track.
Check out the record below and let us know what you think in the comments!
About Si Knightly
Si Knightly is a rapper, spoken word artist, and songwriter. He works full-time as an urban missionary team leader for London City Mission, partnering with local churches to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those least likely to hear it.
Si lives in Croydon with his wife and two young children. He is a Croydon boy at heart, having lived in the borough since moving to the UK from Seychelles as a baby. Si started following Jesus at 23, when everything changed for him. He is passionate about living for Christ and sharing the gospel – the greatest story ever known – through word and through music.
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