Gospel fans can now add Darius Washington to the list of emerging young Gospel artists headed for greatness. The 21 year old Tampa, FL based songwriter, musician, singer and preacher is one of the industry’s best kept secrets. His writing is penetrating, his musicianship is multi-dimensional, his vocal delivery is impassioned, and his anointing is undeniable.
Darius Washington’s sound incorporates an inspired fusion of contemporary Gospel, jazz, soulful R&B, and traditional Gospel. His vocal styling instantly draws comparisons to gifted artists such as Grammy™ Award winner Smokie Norful, Jonathan McReynolds, and Dewayne Woods. His impressive vocal ability is equaled by his multi-faceted musicianship which encompasses proficiency on the piano, organ, guitar, bass, and drums.
Darius Washington is poised to take his place among the next generation of Gospel mega stars with his latest single ”I Love to Praise”. The song was written by Washington, and produced by Terry & Simeon Baker of Baker Brother’s Music whose credits as producers and musicians include Marvin Sapp, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune, Joe Pace, and Isaac Carree.
“I Love to Praise” is a rallying praise anthem with a driving hook that captures listeners through an unashamed declaration of the joy that is found in giving praise to the most high God. BET’s Sunday Best season five finalist/Music World Gospel artist Alexis Spight lends her distinctive sound and impeccable vocal gifting to this blazing track.
Darius Washington represents the true embodiment of music ministry. Along with his career as a recording artist, Washington faithfully serves as Minister of Music at the ACOJ New Season Ministries in Tampa, FL where his father Samuel Washington presides as pastor.
This music phenomenon also preaches the word of God and is very passionate regarding the importance of ministry. “Ministry is an absolute priority and vital piece of my music. Ministering is totally different from merely presenting your gifts/talents,” says Washington. “Good music may cause people to stand up and applaud, but good ministry will invoke breakthrough and cause people to walk in victory and freedom,” Washington goes on to say.