*Kirk Franklin has set trends, broken records, and reached millions through his music. Now he’s on the way to release his twelfth album, “Hello Fear” on March 22.
The project includes vocals from Isaac Carree, Anaysha Figueroa, Nikki Ross, and many more.
Singles “I Smile” and “I Am” have already made spots on top Gospel music spots.
“‘I Smile’ is a fun, urban upbeat melody I wrote,” said Franklin. “It is a declarative statement that I’m not going to live my life based on how I feel. I will live my life based on God’s Word. It is not easy and I acknowledge there are always obstacles, but like a lot of folks, I get tired of being guided by my emotions. When I have a deeper trust in God, I live my life in stability.”
“‘I Am’ is about exchanging all of my weaknesses for God’s strength,” Franklin noted. This song is also about declaring what God says about me and not my situation. As we daily transform to God’s image, we no longer identify with who we were, but who we are becoming.”
Fans can also expect to hear something from Marvin Sapp and Beverly Crawford.
“I titled this album Hello Fear because-with everything going on in the world-it is the word and the feeling, that paralyzes all of us on some level right now,” said Franklin. “In my own life, fear has been a shadow that has followed me since I was a child. But the season of running from it is over. I am turning around and speaking directly to it. This album is full of personal and painful work that invites the listener to join me on the journey of letting this familiar ‘friend’ know that his time is over.”
Kirk Franklin will also be joining Steve Harvey on their Gospel Comedy Tour beginning on March 19 in Atlanta. Check out some of the tour dates below.
Saturday, March 19
Philips Arena Theater
Saturday, March 26
St. Pete Times Forum
Saturday, April 2
Desoto Civic Center
Saturday, April 9
Saturday, April 30
North Charleston Coliseum
Saturday, May 7
St. Louis, MO
Saturday, May 21