Kirk Franklin is one of the most well-known gospel artists of all time. Since introducing us to “The Family” back in the 90’s, Franklin has assisted in delivering jewels for the past three decades. His latest album, “Losing My Religion” is a combination of the soulful music and vocals that we’re accustomed to hearing from Franklin. Here’s a look at some of my favorite tracks:
This is Franklin back in the “Kirk and The Family” days to me with the choir singing both the chorus and the hook. Kirk does his normal 1-2 talking at various points during the song.
FAVORITE LINE: “My Life is a miracle, can’t deny it I’m a miracle. For the price of my miracle, nailed in his hands and his feet for me.”
2) It’s Time
Gospel artists Tasha Page-Lockhart and Zacardi Cortez join Franklin for this one. The choir wasted no time hitting this one punching the opening line. It’s right behind “When” as my favorite song on the album.
FAVORITE LINE: “Giving up feels wrong when you’ve been waiting for so long, for destiny and victory to finally collide. There is no sound more sweeter than when God says it’s time.”
3) Wanna Be Happy?
The CD’s lead single delivers an upbeat vibe as the choir takes the listener from a place of struggle to a place of triumph. The key to it all, giving your life’s desires to Jesus.
FAVORITE LINE: “If you’re tired of being the same, if you’re tired of things not changing, it’s time for you to get out the way. Don’t get stuck in how you feel, say Jesus take the wheel. He knows the road that you need to take. Don’t you wanna be happy?”
Two more high profile artists, Kim Burrell and Lalah Hathaway, join Franklin on this track. This is my favorite song on the entire album. They collaborate to deliver a silky smooth sound over the laid back instrumental.
FAVORITE LINE: “When will come for your daughters and sons? We’re homesick. We try but we don’t belong. Even if that day is a million light years away, each day we’ll begin with the same question: when?”
5) Pray For Me
Franklin actually delivers the vocals on this one. For years, he’s been the MC of the show. Over this mellow instrumental, he gives us a look at where he is in his spiritual walk asking for prayer in the process.
FAVORITE LINE: “Listen close, you can hear the world crying. Pray for me. It’s saying don’t talk about me, don’t judge me just pray for me.”
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