Kirk Franklin is back after almost 5 years of musical silence. You would be forgiven for thinking that he has been enjoying the fruits of his previous billboard smash hits, pouring his heart out in his regular blog and posting his thought-provoking comments on twitter (which we really enjoy to be fair). But it seems you would be wrong! The multi-award winning Gospel artist has been working away in his lab on a brand new album. TODAY, Kirk Franklin released his new single “Wanna Be Happy” via his record label, Fo Yo Soul Recordings. The highly anticipated track will hit radio stations on Monday.
When asked what had inspired the single, Kirk Franklin said on billboard.com: “First and foremost, every human being wants to be happy. And we will try different things all in the pursuit of that feeling. With this song I’m saying if you really want to be happy, you have to start with the originator. It’s like wanting to lose weight. Do you really want to lose weight? Because if you do, there’s a price to pay: You have to work at it. And this song is saying if you really want to be happy, let’s get to the nitty-gritty of what that is. We’re not the architects of our lives. We’ve got to go to the manufacturer. And it’s my goal to try to lead people to the manufacturer of their souls.”
And with a new single comes the promise of a new album which Kirk says is probably his most intentional work. Apparently, he cannot reveal the album title yet but says that people will be excited by the special guests he has featuring. Talk about building up suspense! We can hardly wait. But in the meantime we have this very typical feel-good Kirk Franklin song, “Wanna Be Happy” to rock too. Praise God for that. Welcome back Kirk Franklin. We’ve missed you.[spacer style=”1″]
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