The CD marks the first national debut for the piano player who has dedicated his life to writing and recording music that will bring listeners closer to the heart of God.
The 14-track CD features songs written by Popin which features guest vocals from powerhouse vocalists Tamela Mann, Martha Munizzi and Jesse Campbell from NBC’s The Voice.
Born and raised in Middletown, New Jersey, Popin was first introduced to his signature instrument, the piano, at the age of five. He would spend hours every day practicing in his family’s small apartment under the guidance of his mother who was a pianist, choir director and the source of his family’s love of music. Early on, Popin gravitated towards church songs and hymns – he didn’t have an ear for music but became adept at sight-reading.
That all changed when, at the age of 11, Popin was prayed over by a music minister.
“From that point on, I could immediately memorize music and play by ear,” he explains. “The switch was turned on. God touched my life and music became more of a calling than just something I liked and wanted to do.”