Lavish Records artist Tracy Randall is heading south – not to escape the Big Apple’s cold spring – but to shoot a music video for his inspiring new radio single “It Feels Good.” The song reflects his upbeat attitude about life and his health. In 2006, he was diagnosed with leukemia and after aggressive rounds of chemo and radiation therapy, his doctors conceded defeat and gave him just months to live. He fought back by strengthening his faith, changing his attitude and improving his diet so that he could live to provide for his wife and children. He says that still being alive makes him feel good and that’s the message of his new feel good Jeep beat.
“I opened up my eyes and thanked God for a new day,” Randall sings on the up-beat R&B styled song. “I’ve been blessed in so many ways if I wanted to write `em down there wouldn’t be enough pages.” The song comes from his sophomore CD “Troubled Times” that features fourteen tracks of what he calls Rhythm & Gospel. “It’s gospel music,” Randall explains. “But it has that urban R&B beat.” Visit https://soundcloud.com/tracy-randall/it-feels-good-so-good-tracy to stream the song on SoundCloud.
“I don’t want people to think that I no longer have the illness,” Randall says of the cancer. “I have pain and depression. There are times that I don’t sleep for two days because I am afraid to sleep. However, my faith has grown tremendously. I am still learning and growing. I still get mad and ask God, `why me?’ If this can be gone from me, then let it be. Yet, He touched my soul and I am still here. I am honored to speak on his behalf as a servant. The fact that He can cancel out what man can say about you, is pretty amazing.”
The video shoot by Regulus Films & Entertainment begins Saturday, March 30 @ 8 AM at the Koinonia Church, 1001 West Plant Street in Wintergarden, FL. Gary Brown is the producer/video director and Alejandro Fuenmayor is the videographer.
The Lake Charles, LA native grew up on a musical diet of Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. After completing his undergraduate degree from LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Randall was signed to the Isley Brothers’ T-Neck/Island Records label. After Universal/Polygram too over the company in 1999, he left to start Lavish Records. He released his first gospel CD “Sinners Have Souls Too” in 2007 and has done a lot of behind the scenes work in the music industry. Randall co-wrote four songs on Shaggy’s Grammy Award nominated “Summer in Kingston” CD that reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Reggae Albums chart in 2012.