- Bryon Harris
Donny Pomerlee - 'It Gets Better From Here'
Review by Patrick Joseph
“It Gets Better From Here” is a thought provoking and emotional song which will leave you feeling inspired and filled with resilience. An expressive, almost eerie synth melody opens the track by clearing the air and setting a tone for a powerful musical statement to come. The backing track on this song is brilliant, creating intensity and tension underneath Pomerlee’s dynamically engaging vocals. The use of space in this song is lovely, encouraging reflection while highlighting lyrical content. Lyrically, “It Gets Better From Here” acknowledges life’s difficult moments while sending an welcoming message of hope and positivity. “It gets better from here, Don’t you worry” the way that these lyrics are woven together between back-up and lead vocals will give you chills. “Its been a long journey for me, I don’t know where I would be, If it wasn’t for god saving me.” Pomerlee’s soulful vocals are expertly delivered, communicating deeply help beliefs with contagious conviction. Arrangement and execution are both done admirably on this song. A harp melody bitter sweetly floats over the music. Electric keyboard chords provide a layer of warmth and humanity to the harmony. Understated, syncopated drum patters give the music space while creating a sense of forward momentum. Back-up vocals are layered and harmonized beautifully underneath a show stopping lead vocal from Pomerlee. A hip-hop verse puts the icing on the cake with intensity and wisdom.
“It Gets Better From Here” is a fantastic song, a truly beautiful expression of an uplifting sentiment. For more information, please visit Donny Pomerlee's website.
About Donny Pomerlee
Donny Pomerlee was born on September 27, 1980 in Chicago,IL. He is the youngest son of two children by Apostle Robert Pomerlee and Prophetess Alice Pomerlee. Donny started singing in church at the age of two with the sunshine choir at his grandfather’s church.
As his teenage years came, He started playing the Organ and became the Minister Of Music & Head Musician. In 1996 Donny Wrote his first song and taught it to the church choir “ God Will Do What He Said “. Which He release 17 years later on his first album “ This Great Day “.
Some of the Major goals Donny accomplished on this journey as a Singer/Songwriter:
January 2012: Donny Released his first Gospel Single “Standing In The Need Of Prayer”
March 2013: The full album “This Great Day” was released. As well as Christmas single “Drummer boy”.
May 2014: Donny had the privilege to perform on the Dr. Bobby Jones show. Also, The Lord blessed Donny to win Praise and Worship Artist Of The Year at the very first Chicago Gospel Music Awards ( CGMA ).
April 2015: Donny released his 2nd Single “ Incredible God “. Also, For the 2nd year in a row ( CGMA ) nominated him for Male Vocalist Of The Year.
October 2016: Pandora Picked up Donny’s Music.
February 2018: Donny released his 3rd single “No Worries”. He was also Nominated for Artist of the Year at the 2018 SEMGA Showtime Entertainment Gospel Music Awards.
February 2019: Donny has been Nominated for Best CD/Project of the year at the TGMEA Houston 2019. (Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards) His 4th Single “Hold My Hand Lord” Featuring Gospel Legend Paul Porter was released February 24, 2019.
March 2019: The ( VOGMA ) Voices Of Gospel Music Awards. Nominated Donny in 4 categories for his 2018 Single No Worries. New Artist Of The Year, Contemporary Artist Of The Year, Male Artist Of The Year, And Contemporary Single Of The Year!
March 2019: The ( IRAA ) Independent Recording Artist & Arts Awards. Nominated Donny for Traditional Male Artist Of The Year.
April 2019: The ( TEGMMA ) Elite Gospel Music & Ministry Awards. Nominated Donny For The Traditional Artist Of The Year.
January 2020: Donny released his 5th single ' It Gets Better From Here ' featuring J.Gryff
January 2020: Donny also released his 3rd music video. " It Gets Better From Here "
March 2020: ( The Steeple Awards ) Nominated Donny For Best Collaboration Performance Of The Year Featuring Paul Porter.
December 2020: Donny Started His Own Label D.E.P Entertainment ( Doing Everything Possible ) llc.
January 2021: Donny New Song " H8ters Prey " Is Featured On The Famous Rapper Papoose Mixtape " Hip-Hop Soldier "
January 2021: Donny Released His 6th Single " H8ters Prey " Featuring Tweet Gz
March 2021: The Gospel Choice Music Awards. Nominated Donny In 5 Categories. Contemporary Christian Artist Of The Year, Gospel/ Religious Songwriter Of The Year, Instrumental Artist Of The Year, Song Of The Year, An Urban Inspirational Artist Of The Year.
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