26 Feb 2024

Caleb Hyles – Never Back Down feat. Manafest


Caleb Hyles, the renowned YouTube sensation known for his captivating covers of Disney, Broadway, Anime, and pop-rock hits, has taken a bold step forward in his musical journey. Teaming up with Canadian Christian rapper and rock artist Manafest, Hyles has released a powerful new single titled “Never Back Down” through Judge and Jury Records. Wanting to really pack a punch for this track release, the pair collaborated with LyricVids for an epic lyric video!


Hyles, hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, first gained widespread recognition in 2014 with his cover of “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. His larger-than-life voice and infectious personality quickly earned him a dedicated following, with over 1.5 million YouTube subscribers and more than 1 million monthly Spotify listeners. Over the years, Hyles has expanded his repertoire, covering a diverse range of genres and earning praise from fans and industry professionals alike.


Manafest, born Christopher Greenwood, is a Canadian Christian rapper and rock artist from Ontario, Canada. With a career spanning over two decades, Manafest has released numerous albums and singles, earning critical acclaim and commercial success. His music often explores themes of faith, perseverance, and personal growth, making him a natural fit for the collaboration with Hyles on “Never Back Down“.


The song, released on February 16, 2024, is an intense Christian rock anthem that Caleb says, speaks to a generation that has lost faith in themselves and each other. It’s a call-to-arms for those who feel stuck, sinking, or inadequate, urging them to break free from the status quo through faith, perseverance, and trust. The collaboration between Hyles and Manafest brings together two artists with a deep connection to themes of belief and faith, making them the perfect pair for this powerful track. In a recent interview, Hyles shared his thoughts on the song’s message and its significance to him personally. “We will “Never Back Down” from making the difficult decisions. We will “Never Back Down” from choosing to listen. We will “Never Back Down” from accepting that we all have a long way to go. Head above water. We will not drown.”


The song’s lyrics are displayed in a bold, yellow and white font that appears to be etched out of stone, with creative effects that make the text crack and break apart. The visuals in the lyric video, which include falling rocks, shattering glass, and stormy clouds, create a sense of chaos and turmoil that mirrors the emotions expressed in the song. This visual representation of the song’s themes of struggle and perseverance is particularly poignant in light of Hyles’ own struggles with mental health, which he has been open about on his YouTube channel.


Speaking about the significance of the lyric video for this release, they felt that for a song that has such an important meaning, having a piece of content that puts the lyrics above all else was paramount. With both the energy-packed music and message, having an animated lyric video that could match that intensity was the clear option. We asked the label about they’re favorite part of the lyric video and they said, “The ability of the visuals to so perfectly capture the robustness of will and spirit that Caleb encourages the listener to embody in their fight against all that’s holding them back.

For Content Creators and artists like Caleb Hyles and Manafest, a professional lyric video is a perfect piece of content for a song release such as this. It allows them to showcase their music in a visually engaging way without the need for expensive music videos. This approach is not only more cost-effective but also more accessible to their fans, who can enjoy the music and lyrics in a format that is easy to share and engage with.

Looking ahead, Hyles is excited about the release of his upcoming album, “Darkness Before The Dawn” which is expected to drop later this year. The album, which will be released on Judge and Jury Records, will feature previously released hit singles like “Just One Step” “Idolize” and “Darkness Before The Dawn” featuring Lacey Sturm.

You can follow Caleb Hyles and Manafest on YouTube or other social media platforms and stream their music on all music streaming platforms including Spotify.

Caleb Hyles Socials:
Website: https://calebhyles.com
Instagram: @calebhyles
TikTok: @calebhyles
Twitter: @calebhyles

Manafest Socials:
Website: https://www.manafest.com/go
Instagram: @manafest
TikTok: @manafestmusic
Twitter: @manafest

Judge & Jury Socials:
Website: https://judgeandjuryrecords.com
Instagram: @judgeandjuryofficial
TikTok: @judgejurymusic
Twitter: @judgeandjurymusic

Check Out The Lyric Video for “Never Back Down” on YouTube Here:

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