Chains Fall – Yemi Alafifuni delivers new gospel chant that will get you fired up.
Out of persistent struggles comes a chain breaker.
Yemi Alafifuni is excited to announce the release of his new single, “Chains Fall” on November 6, 2020. Inspired by his struggles of being tied down with constant shame and lack, Yemi found a solution that works in the name of Jesus. He wants his listeners to know that walking with God holds much strength and there’s real power in the name and person of Jesus. Combining acoustic pop & urban contemporary gospel, Yemi is determined to go the full length with this story of breakthrough.
Chains Fall Story – The Inspiration
Ever since becoming a Christian, Yemi has tried to live a godly life. But struggled with a life of rejection, low self-esteem and constant need to belong. He thought that he had to perform or act in a certain way to earn approval from people and God.
Yemi said; ‘The more I try to live up to my faith, the more I failed. The need to be accepted by anyone was great and so was the cares of life. With this came an unhealthy habit of self-centredness, fear, loneliness, guilt, un-forgiveness, filth addiction and a lifestyle of debt. The irony was Yemi had the answer within him to break the chains all along, but never used it until now.
The truth is every time Yemi fell short, God never left. Yemi said;
“God kept saying but I have given you victory over this. When I thought I was strong, I would fall again & again to the point where I gave up. Thought myself a hypocritical Christian. And yet He never left me!” God promised and held on until I received the fulness of that victory. He is still here to catch and help me today”.
This is the true inspiration behind this song, but it didn’t start as most songs do.
Chains Fall Story – The Bus-Stop Song
On a winter weekday morning, Yemi woke up longing to worship and to write a hook to complete an already written song called “Behold the Lamb”. (Newsflash: This song will be released in March 2021).
On his way to work and at a bus stop, Yemi began to hum a tune. Within minutes the hook (Every chain fall) was received – the perfect puzzle to the other song or so he thought. During music production, it became clear that the hook was a completely new song of its own. This was how the song ‘Chains Fall’ started.
Writing the rest of the song was challenging. But he was inspired by a verse from the bible; Nahum 1:13. So now, I will break his yoke bar from upon you, and I will tear off your shackles.”
Yemi shared this bible verse, the story (above) and the written lyrics at the time with his producer. And in collaboration with other seasoned writers, they completed the song.
Of the song Yemi says:
This song embodies my journey to freedom in Christ, Nahum 1:13 and the interpretation of three other writers. This song carries our solution to breaking any addiction, fear due to rejection, bondage and anything that may constitute chains in our lives. As it is very frustrating waiting for a late bus in winter conditions, we all need to be fed up with the chains binding us daily. Seek true deliverance that can only be found in Jesus. Tell your struggles it’s the last bus stop, call the name and see the chains fall!
These are desperate times and the world as we know it is changing. Now more than ever, we need to pray for our land. We know the end times are here and the coming of our Lord is near. We also know that Christians are the light and salt of the earth, Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV);
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
So in this video, we’d be soliciting for christians around the world to pray for their cities and communities. Yemi himself will be walking round Central London praying and recording the video. It will be fun. First, buy and download Chains Fall now to give us the fuel to keep going.
The Fun Facts:
- Chains Fall Release Date: November 6th, 2020.
- You can Pre-Order | Pre-Save | Pre-Add on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer & Tidal now.
- The song had to be recorded at All Nations Worship Assembly Church Auditorium in Chicago – USA just as the COVID lockdown came into effect and studios in the area cancelled on us.
- Produced by multi-award-winning producer Vaughan Phoenix (who has produced for known names in the gospel music front including Tasha Cobbs Leonard, William Murphy & Koryn Hawthorne)
- Mastered by the legendary Herb Powers Jr.
- Watch Out: A lyric video for Chains Fall will be released in November 2020. A live version of the song planned during Yemi’s next LIVE concerts. You can track concert dates on Songkick
- It is Yemi’s plan to tour local and certain countries like USA, Nigeria & Canada by the grace of God but this is on review due to the current pandemic climate and will be announced in due course.
Chains Fall Story – More to come…
We are working on an official music video for Chains Fall and a lyric video.
Also check out Padre – The Story & the video