Makiah Rea is an award winning singer-songwriter, musician of contemporary Christian music.
“To bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…” Isaiah 61:1. This verse defines the heart of Christian contemporary artist Makiah Rea.
Based in Nashville, the young singer/songwriter released her first EP Where to Begin July of 2013, marking her official entrance onto the music scene. Her smooth vocals and expressive tones immediately draw the listener into her stories.
When talking about the inspiration behind the album she shared: “I wanted the songs to be uplifting and reflect all of the amazing things God has done, yet my writing also comes from a very raw, real place.
I never want to downplay my own struggles or doubts, but instead use them as a message of hope for what God can do.” This delicate balance of initial doubt and growing faith is featured in her songs “If and Why” and “Safe in Your Arms.” Her musical diversity is shown by her more upbeat tracks “El Shaddai” and “For My Soul.” The album also features her award winning song “You Alone,” that has placed in several competitions and received the Grand Prize in the SWIMA songwriting contest.
Makiah is known not only for her songwriting, but also for her vocal ability. Her style encompasses a variety of genres from classical to folk to rock. She has played at several songwriters’ nights in the Nashville area, and has been a participating artist in the Raise the Praise Festival, which featured well-known artists such as Hawk Nelson and Plumb.
In addition to songwriting and performing, Makiah also has a heart for leading others into worship.
She has had opportunities to serve as a worship leader in her local youth group, as well as perform on stage with Seeds Family Worship.
“Whether I am leading worship, performing a cover, or singing an original, the desire of my heart is always the same. Whatever I am doing, I want people to see Christ’s love reflected in me.”