Hailing from Queens, New York, and influenced by artists such as Lecrae, TobyMac and Jaci Velasquez, powerhouse vocalist MARi brings an energetic hybrid of dance, pop, worship, Latin and reggae to the contemporary Christian music arena with her debut album, TREASURE (May 27, 2016, available through Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution).
To celebrate the release, CCM Magazine officially launches her new music video for “Made To Love”—to watch the video on this page, please click the “play” button above.
“My music is like a piñata, there’s something in it for everyone,” says MARi. “Though there are different styles, you’ll still always hear MARi through each song.”
The making of TREASURE came at a time of intense personal struggle for MARi and echoes the deeper lessons she learned while traveling uncharted roads. “TREASURE is my heart’s story and the core of my album,” says MARi. “TREASURE is my promise and has helped me get through some tough moments, where I felt like letting go of the rope. I am so happy I went through a lot of the challenges that I had to face because it shaped me into who I am today, and allows to me now be able to go and spread the message to others that they are also God’s precious treasures and that any dreams they may have buried, or any situation or mess they seem to find themselves in that God can, and will, restore and renew them.”
MARi hopes that the songs on TREASURE will inspire people and cause them to dream and ask God big questions. But more than anything, she hopes that they will find what she has. Says MARi, “The greatest treasure I ever received was Jesus, the day He came into my heart at 9 years old and it was the best day and the first day of the rest of my life.”
For more on MARi, please visit www.MARiBurelle.com