From the CD, Hello Fear (2011)
If there’s one thing I celebrate about Kirk Franklin, it’s the consistent quality of his music. Some say that his material hasn’t been all that great since his days with The Family; I’m not sure what specific contrasts his critics are making.
I am sure, however, that each of Kirk’s albums gives me a greater appreciation for the clarity of his messages about Jesus through relevant themes, relatable lyrics, and a radio-worthy musical soundtrack.
Who can’t use an encouraging word these days? This is why “I Smile” is my pick this week. It’s awfully hard not to feel better–and “look so much better”–when you smile.
Libra Nicole Boyd, PhD is a musician, award-winning author, gospel music aficionado, and the founder and editor of Gospel Music Fever™. Her commitment to journalistic integrity includes bringing you reliable gospel music content that uplifts and advances the art form. Libra is presently working on several scholarly projects about gospel music in the media as well as gospel music in social movements.