Jodi Essex breaks silence of unpopular views with ‘Offend’
In a time marked by âfollowersâ ââand wanting to be âlovedâ there has come a time when Christ’s followers no longer follow their faith. Acknowledging that fear of rejection and division can be the root of thought leaders’ reservations, rock artist Jodi Essex is fed up with the growing fear-based apologies. Bearing witness to public denunciations of the faith and watered-down messages from the mainstream culture, Essex implores, âDo you want to offend the gospel? Released on September 10, 2021 with a clip, “Offend” is set to break the silence through what some may call “unpopular opinion.” âWhen you have something to say,â Essex says, âit should transcend your fear of speaking. ”
Written by Jodi Essex and Josiah Prince of Disciple, âOffendâ is the first song in a series of songs marking their new collaboration. Similar to her experience with Sean Hill (Jamie Grace, Clay Crosse, Landry Cantrell) for her 10 song debut album, “Irreverent”, Essex described the writing process with Josiah as amazing and positive, supported by songs “RADICALLY EPIC”. that have emerged. Citing a wide range of musical influences like 80s and 90s rock legends like Def Leppard, Guns N Roses and Sevendust, Jodi’s music is never too far from her roots. With a sound that could be compared to Skillet, Fireflight and Alice in Chains, “Offend” charts a new course for Jodi which is a cross between classic rock and punchy modern rock.
Embracing shameless conviction, âOffendâ pursues Jodi’s disrespect to the world for the sake of the gospel. Thanks to his debut album released in the summer of 2020, âIrreverentâ immediately resonated with him as the featured tracks placed in the top 20. Essex’s music has been celebrated by media such as NewReleaseToday, CCM Magazine, JesusFreakHideout and Worship Leader Magazine which have given it rave reviews. Additionally, Jodi’s debut album quickly racked up over 70,000 streams on Spotify, where her songs landed on several top playlists, including “New Music Friday Christian”. With the release of the album “Irreverent”, Jodi took the [cyber] on stage with a live performance, proving his ability to bring the power of those messages to life.
By challenging listeners through âOffend,â Jodi hopes her message will ring loud and clear to both church leaders and the faithful. Listening, Jodi wants them to feel empowered, emboldened and PUMPED. In Jodi’s words, “I want them to feel energized and revitalized as they go through their travels.”
Don’t miss Jodi’s new single, âOffend,â which will be released on September 10, 2021 with a music video. In the meantime, follow her on social media for inspiration and invite her to speak boldly for what you believe.