Nine-time GRAMMY® Award winning artist, songwriter and producer, Kirk Franklin’s new album LOSING MY RELIGION is set for release 13th November!
LOSING MY RELIGION is described as his “most intentional body of work” and features 13 powerful tracks including the chart topping single “Wanna Be Happy?”.
It’s been four years since GRAMMY® winning recording artist, songwriter and super producer, Kirk Franklin, released his own music and now he’s back with a new single and question, “Wanna Be Happy?” The heartfelt new offering made its radio debut on the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show.
“Wanna Be Happy?” is the first single from Franklin’s forthcoming eleventh album scheduled to be released in November on Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records. The single debuted at #1 on the charts upon its release in August and also became the best first-week, digital single in gospel sales history.
Kirk explains the inspiration for the new single: “Every human being was wired with the desire for happiness. 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. My goal is to try to lead people to the manufacturer of their souls.” Watch the video here:
Kirk, who has penned and produced songs for fellow artists including Gladys Knight, Tamela Mann, Jill Scott and Stevie Wonder, has been busy cultivating the talent on his new record label, Fo Yo Soul Recordings , executive producing his own channel, Kirk Franklin’s Praise, on SiriusXM and hosting BET’s gospel singing competition, Sunday Best.