If you’re a big music lover, you’re going to know who JP Cooper is. The man has been doing his thing for years and has amassed over 4 billion streams globally. I’ve listened to his music in the past, but nothing has ever grabbed me like ‘Holy Water’ has.
The gospel-tinged track is a deeply personal song for Cooper, which explores the idea of picking yourself up whenever you fall, a great lesson he learned from his dad. The passion and the emotion are incredible. JP really takes you on a journey with this song.
Speaking about the inspiration behind it, JP said:
“Holy Water is a song that was half finished for about 5 years. I was raised in a strong Catholic household so questioning yourself and your choices was a big part of what was going on in my mind, especially in my teens, early twenties. There were a lot of things I was doing that I probably shouldn’t have been doing given the way that I was raised. There were lots of parts of myself that I guess I was at war with. My dad was always an amazing example… if you fall down, pick yourself up and keep it moving and I guess for him the church and his faith gave him the opportunity to start again, which is what initially inspired me to write the song. The song is for everyone though, regardless of their beliefs. I think we all, as human beings, want to to evolve and become better people. No matter how many times we let ourselves down, the important thing is to put it behind you, move forward and try to be better the next day. Holy Water is about showing gratitude to the people around me who taught me how to try and do that and how to process that. It doesn’t make me perfect but that’s a huge part of being human.”
Stream it below.