A conduit through which the artist expresses his light and darkness, music to Cohen is a tool to make sense of himself and the world around him. And with God Gave Me You, by Eric Cohen, featuring AJC, the artist reveals a beautiful piece of his life and love.

Realizing the beauty of fatherhood and family, the artist proclaims his gratitude and love for the women in his life for making him the man he is today. The appeal of the song lies in the personal feelings and stories that emerge from the rap verses. Their uncontainable and burgeoning force and strength dominate the rhythm while the tempo is set by a catchy beat groove.

A simple guitar melody snakes through the soundscape, sharing it with a murmuring bassline. Whispers of ethereal harmonies occasionally flit through, amplifying the devotion embedded in the verses. The artist traces the contours of his ever-growing compassion and affection for his family in so many words. It oozes out of him and expands into the world and stretches with the sky.

We keep running into boomeranging leitmotifs across the length of the track that pulls it together. It’s so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of feelings that the artist describes. It’s impressive to see how the artist uses the hip-hop style to convey a delicate tenderness. His inspirational stories and vulnerability explore sobriety, faith, love, and unending gratitude.

Listen to God Gave Me You by Eric Cohen and AJC here –