You can almost hear the clink of champagne flutes from a couple in love during this earnest single that seeps true romantic happiness.
Moore and Arie sound wonderfully soulful, giving us all the examples of why their partner is one of a kind. Moore opens, singing, “Every day I wake up with you on my mind / When it comes to love you gettin’ all of mine / Imma never tell you no, it’s yes all the time / Every single thing I need, you multiply.”
Arie responds, “Yes I was made for you / Can’t get away from you / Walking and talking with you be so good / Everywhere claiming you / It’s not a game with you / Nothing and no one can tell me about you.”
“Beautiful” is Moore’s first taste of new music as a lead act since 2019’s Tunnel Vision. The album was nominated for Best Gospel Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards.
Moore, who last worked with Arie in 2014 on seasonal music, picked up his second Grammy nomination for “The Better Benediction.”
The song, lifted from PJ Morton’s lauded album Watch The Sun, also features Zacardi Cortez, Samoht, Tim Rogers and Darrell “MusiqCity” Walls. It is nominated for Best Gospel Performance at the 2023 Grammys.
As for Arie, she last headlined the third annual Black Girls Rock! Fest in Washington, D.C. She had the support of the National Symphony Orchestra to perform her award-winning hits.
In the music world, Arie, alongside Morton, assisted on “Forever” from Robert Glasper’s Grammy-nominated album Black Radio III. She also appeared on “Hi,” a song from Glasper’s Black Radio III (Supreme Edition).
On Feb. 10, Arie will be hosting India.Arie’s Soul Bird Experience at Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Support will come from Kevin Ross. Tickets are available now on ticketmaster.com.
Take a listen to “Beautiful” by Gene Moore and India.Arie below.