Monday, February 19, 2018

Black History Month: Kirk Franklin


The musicality invigorates your entire brain--beat, rhythm,harmony, lyrics (sometimes Gospel, sometime hip-hop.) The musicianship- a variety of instruments reminiscent of Quincy Jones with Michael Jackson-is superior. But somehow Kirk Franklin's music is also spiritual, like the Ave Maria or Mahalia Jackson. That's his goal. 

Kirk Franklin has shared his story of humble beginnings in Fort Worth, his missteps, his victories. All the time never deviating from his faith in Jesus. He will upset more traditional Christians be associating with musicians that are considered way too wicked--but I hear Jesus did that, too.

Here are some of my favorites--having a tough time? need encouragement? feel like worshiping? feel like stomping? Here you go. 
 Like the lyrics in Brighter Day-

I never knew I could be so happy
And I never knew I'd be so secure because of your love
Life has brand new meaning
It's gonna be a brighter day, brighter day

The Storm is Over Now

Brighter Day - Kirk Franklin


Kirk Franklin - Melodies From Heaven

And of course,

Kirk Franklin - Stomp

Gospel Star Kirk Franklin Wants To Help You Lose Your Religion

Kirk Franklin on How to Live Above Life's Storms

How Kirk Franklin Is Pushing the Boundaries of Gospel

No comments:

Post a Comment