fred hammond*Gospel star Fred Hammond is getting ready to release something quite unexpected and revolutionary for the Gospel arena.

Cross Rhythms reports that the singer is ready to debut “God, Love & Romance” on Verity Records on  January 31, 2012. The album features love songs that run the gamut of relational experiences.

Hammond is currently unmarried after his 2004 divorce to his wife of 17 years. Songs on the album speak of Hammond’s personal experiences in love, addressing topics such as falling head-over-heels, emotional pain of a broken relationship and going on a first date-again.

Said Hammond:

“One of the things that I scratch my head over is why do we go to Psalms and Proverbs, skip over [Song of Solomon], and go to Ecclesiastes? We act like it doesn’t exist, but God thought it was important enough to say it.”