Tempo Tuesday: Tauren Wells – ‘Hills and Valleys’

Every so often I hear a song that I play over and over. This week’s Tempo Tuesday pick ‘Hills and Valleys’ is on replay for me.

Tauren was the  frontman for Royal Tailor, a Provident Label Group/Sony Music act whose two albums over a five-year career garnered two Grammy nominations and another for New Artist of the Year from the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.

The group formed in college, but eventually, life pointed in other directions. The guys began to marry and start families. In 2015, the group parted ways to pursue individual interests. In many ways, pursuing a solo career felt like a complete reboot. In fact, May 2016 saw the release of Tauren’s first music in three years. The hard-hitting “Undefeated” featured Reach Records’ rapper KB and served as the soundtrack for the internet-famous Dude Perfect’s “World Records Edition” episode on YouTube, which has garnered over 23 million views since its release.

Well needless to say I love this song and it is my pick for this Tuesday. I discovered the song by accident and I am happy I did.

‘I feel called to call greatness out of people. If people have spoken a low expectation of someone’s life, I want to be the voice that raises the ceiling, makes them feel like they can do something great.’ – Tauren
I hope I get to see him live soon.