Three-time Grammy Nominee, three-time KLOVE Male Vocalist of the Year, Dove Award winner & eight-time Dove Award Nominee Danny Gokey's forthcoming album Jesus People is made with ordinary folks like you and me in mind. He wants his songs to be able to minister to all people, whether we are depressed or hurt or happy. Jesus People, releases on August 20th (Capitol Christian Music Group). Beginning today, fans have the opportunity to pre-order or pre-save the new album here.
"I believe there is something musically and inspirationally for everyone on this album - it's full of hope and encouragement that I think we can all use right now," Danny Gokey shares. "In the writing process and also in choosing the title, I was inspired by the life of Jesus and how His presence has been a staple throughout history. He was a figure that brought the broken, the hurting, and those that had lost their dreams together in a unifying way, and that's something I inspire to do."
Gokey hopes that the love of Jesus and our love for others will come right through the songs. "Jesus said they would know us by our love," states Gokey, one of the repeating themes on the album. "What is love? Love is patient, love is kind, love is long-suffering, love does not envy. It does not seek self. I think the best way we can show love is by living love. People can say, 'I love you' all the time, but I can tell through your actions how you actually feel. I think love is the key. Love is what fuels and changes things and really, meets people right where they're at with no strings attached."
Jesus People features songs with artists such as Koryn Hawthorne ("We All Need Jesus"), the Spanish song featuring Christine D'Clario ("Cristo Es Necesario"), and Angie Rose ("Do For Love"). Gokey reveals the reasoning behind such collaborations: "Musically, I got to explore some new things and cross some genre borders. I'm excited for listeners to hear the collaborations with the special guests featured on the project, including Gospel, Latin, and even a little rap. It's something I love doing and hope to do more of in the future."
"He Believes In You," from the upcoming album along with the music video premiere. Filmed on location in the Dominican Republic at sites such as Félix Sánchez Olympic Stadium, he encourages the listener that God is always there and believes in you. Click below to watch the video.