It has been three years since Gospel music's songwriter, leader and producer Kirk Franklin has released a new album. Fans who are waiting eagerly for a new album to drop need not hold their breath.
He took to Twitter to reveal some struggles he has been having with thoughts about releasing another album. "Before I start another album or do anything, I'm asking myself 'am I trying to reach to [the] lost, or just become popular among them ...,'" Franklin questioned on Twitter. "Over the years, motives get grey..Is it for HIM or is it for me? Who's name do I want to hear? Will God let a brother share in the glory..?"
He seemed to conclude his public thoughts without confirming his decision to record an album. "If it ain't pure, it ain't happening. #thinkingboutrecording," Franklin tweeted.
In an interview with Christian Post, Franklin refuses to rush the process to make an album. "I am praying through that process right now. [I'm] just praying and asking God to give me what He wants me to do next," Franklin told CP. "So yes, that is on my radar ... not trying to rush it."
For nearly two decades now, Kirk Franklin has been a multi-platinum-selling purveyor of majestic fusions of gospel and contemporary music. His irresistible rhythms and rhapsodies have resulted in albums that consistently top both Billboard's Gospel and Christian charts, as well as ascend triumphantly into the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart.
His unprecedented penetration into the mainstream has fortified him to also become a New York Times bestseller author for "The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life's Storms" (Gotham/Penguin). Franklin is also the host and executive producer of the gospel talent show "Sunday Best," the highest-rated gospel program in BET network history now heading into its fourth season. To date, the musical trendsetter has garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards; an American Music Award; 39 Stellar Awards (gospel); 16 Dove Awards (CCM); eight NAACP Image Awards; two BET Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and numerous others.