The award-winning singer and songwriter Darwin Hobbs has launched a new endeavor, HeartART Worship, a community for creative worship artisans. Under its umbrella, pastors, leaders, musicians, and others will foster opportunities for mentorship, discipleship, and creative expression.
“It’s been over a decade since I recorded an album,” Hobbs says. “I spent time away from the music industry to regain a sense of focus and purpose. I needed to center myself and reestablish the reason why I record music. Once I learned that recording was still part of God’s big plan for me, then I began to take the necessary steps to re-enter the arena. I decided not to sign another exclusive recording agreement, but to launch my own company under which I’ll record music, write books and build a community where other creatives can gather and connect with each other.”
HeartART Worship release is Hobbs’ new track, “,” which is available on all digital music platforms now. It’s his first gospel radio single since 2017’’s Top 25 hit, “Call the Name of Jesus.” He co-wrote it with Apostle John W. Stevenson, a gifted songwriter who also officiated Hobbs’ 1993 marriage to his wife, Traci.
The mid-tempo R&B-flavored groove of divine expectation – featuring Mo’ Horns (Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige) – was recorded creatively in separate parts because of the COVID-19 lockdown. The musicians played their parts from their home studios, the background vocals were sung at an Atlanta studio while Hobbs recorded his lead vocals at The House of Blues recording studios in Nashville. It’s a warm and comforting return to the national stage for Hobbs.