( ENSPIRE Music ) Kirk Franklin Unveils His Brand New Single For His Upcoming Album
ENSPIRE Contributor: Wesley Tran
On August 25th, 19-time GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, songwriter, and artist, Kirk Franklin, debuted his latest song, “TRY LOVE.” It is the second single from Franklin’s upcoming album, FATHER’S DAY, which will be released on October 6, 2023. The track is the follow-up to the album’s lead single, “All Things.” Written and produced by Franklin, “Try Love” is a feel-good, mid-tempo anthem to lift the spirits of everyone who listens.
“Try Love” makes listeners bob their heads while encouraging them to choose love and peace when facing life’s challenges to exemplify God’s everlasting love. The music video, which premiered on BET Gospel, BET Her, and BET Soul, reinforces the theme of the song. It shows people of different ages, races, and backgrounds reaching out to and connecting with one another. In addition to his new music, Franklin hosted the Exodus Music and Arts Festival in May in Irving, TX. Having co-headlined the wildly successful KINGDOM TOUR with MAVERICK CITY MUSIC in 2022, he will embark on THE REUNION TOUR, alongside many others, on September 28, 2023. Also, THE ONE, the dating series that he and his wife Tammy Franklin co-host and co-executive produce is currently airing on TV One.
Kirk Franklin is a 19-time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, and producer. After more than 30 years of countless hits and success at bridging Gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Pop music together, Franklin continuously creates a sonic compass for everyday culture and curates a moment whenever and however he can to keep the message of the Gospel moving forward. With epic collaborations with artists including Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, and many others, Franklin’s impact doesn’t just stop at the charts. He works to promote the growth and development of young artists by hosting a summer camp for aspiring artists and musicians called Camp Lotus. In addition, he supports non-profit organizations including, Compassion International and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
While Kirk Franklin is committed to helping the community, he is passionate about making sure that Gospel music continues to reach new heights and larger audiences. In March 2023, Franklin made history by spending 100 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Songwriters chart and becoming the first artist to reach the 100-week milestone on any Billboard songwriters chart. In addition to music, Franklin has his own channel, Kirk Franklin’s Praise, on SiriusXM. He has executive produced several film and television projects including Kingdom Business on BET, Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas, and Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas on Lifetime. His successful rise to fame has not once stopped him from giving back to the community and it does not seem to be stopping him anytime soon.
To watch and listen to Kirk Franklin’s “Try Love,” click below!