As of October 18 2018, It has garnered 80million Views on Youtube making it the first Nigerian Gospel Song to Reach that milestone.
Having previously released many hit songs in gospel genre such as ‘I Know Who I Am’, ‘Great Are you Lord’, ‘Precious Jesus’, ‘The Name of Jesus’, ‘This Is my Season’, ‘Awesome God’, ‘For This’, ‘I stand Amazed’ , ‘Simply Devoted’, Way maker is Arguably her greatest song to date. Its a masterpiece. Written in the Key of B Major, this song can be leverage upon to bring healing, hope and Encouragement to anyone listening to it. The Lyrics are very powerful and well written. You can find the lyrics here
Title: Way Maker
Artist: Osinachi Joseph(a.k.a Sinach)
Key: B Major
Time Signature 4/4
The song has ABABCA structure with Verses 1 and 2 twice as long as the 3rd Verse and a Bridge towards the End
The intro which is 8 bars long and consists mainly of the Piano with the chords and melody, heavy Cymbals giving clarity to the sound and Violin providing the feel and very subtle Synthesizer garnishing it with sweetness which can be fully perceived by using a good pair of Heaphone with a balanced frequency response. Cello and Bass Guitar Completes the list.
No Guitar was used in the song. Rather the Violin is an integral part and a very smart choice in embelishing the song throughout in a very smooth unobtrusive way yet so striking it added a unique spark to the Majestic Vocals.
With Only four Chords throughout in a somewhat familiar progression IV-I-V-vi (4-1-5-6). This Progression was used in a previous Song The Name of Jesus. The melodies were slow and simple, nothing complex is going on yet this Song convene an emotion that is almost impossible to describe
Quick Link: Learn How to Sing Way Maker in Harmony
Why this Song is Great
Way Maker has a memorable lyrics with very deep meaning. It is a touching worship song that could make you think in ways you wouldn’t have thought of, The melodies of the verses appear to tends toward the sixth note of the Major Scale, this is a very strong note which can make the listeners feel emotions they wouldn’t have expected, or conjure up memories long forgotten. Talking about the Dynamics of the Vocal, her vocal range in this song spans multiple octaves(F2 and Ab6) The entire composition is Just Brilliant.
You will find Plethora of Amazing Covers of this song on Youtube including an Acoustic guitar instrumental cover i did last year.
This worship song has already become an anthem in many churches today all over the world. Watch the Official Music Video of the song below.
Song Review by Timothy Ayodeji
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