The HBCU Symphony is the first gospel ensemble dedicated to promoting Negro spirituals as modern classical hymns. It was founded to provide a platform for students and alumni to celebrate the roots of African-American culture. The Now Testament serves as the centerpiece to genres, and generations of black musicians and composers.
Man upstairs is southern gospel with a jazz undertone. This song feels like a basement party in the 80’s with vinyls being spun by the cousin who had the best collection. The horns and upright piano feels like the disco era but the lyrics are as witty as a casual conversation. While this is a devotion to the greatest first love, God; its diversity is so broad you might hear this song in a small bar on a date night. The recording for this song was live at Tymple