Genre-bending artist, rapper, songwriter, and viral music sensation Lathan Warlick has just released his encouraging new single "Look Up To The Sky (feat. Blessing Offor)." The song is the first foretaste to his upcoming EP, Let's Be Honest, dropping August 12, the EP's pre-order begins today.
"'Look Up To The Sky' was a song to encourage the listeners," Warlick shares. "We all go through difficult situations or have to face something tough, so I wanted to give the listeners a song that will give them the motivation to keep their head up and push through. With my upcoming Let's Be Honest EP, it's me being 100% transparent with the audience about things I've faced since coming into the music industry. This project also highlights my faith and is overall just uplifting."
Signing to the label RECORDS in 2020, a joint venture with Sony Music, Warlick has been releasing music for years, making a name for himself through collaborations within various genres. His debut EP, 2020's My Way, showcased duets with country artists such as Tyler Hubbard (FGL), Lauren Alaina, Russell Dickerson, and RaeLynn, while he has shared the stage with Kirk Franklin, Morgan Wallen, Jimmie Allen, Nelly, BRELAND, among others.
It's clear that Warlick's music and message steer clear of genre labels, instead allowing others to form their own opinions about his style. "I want to make music that still points you to God, but that you don't have to only play in church," he says.
It was one life-changing day in 2011 after coming face-to-face with a 45-caliber pistol when he was awakened to his creative purpose. Identifying himself now as a "positive artist" who reflects on his upbringing in a rough neighborhood, Warlick has gained a transformative perspective as a Christ-follower, husband, and father of two in his music. Warlick has been featured in major outlets such as Forbes and People, and to date, he has 1.7M followers on TikTok.