Kirk Franklin Questions His Motives for Recording Music
By Christine Thomasos | Christian Post reporter
Kirk Franklin is questioning his own motives for releasing another album.
Franklin, 44, has no trouble staying in the spotlight with his own Sirius XM radio station, Kirk Franklin’s Praise, television hosting gigs on The Game Show Network’s “The American Bible Challenge” and BET’s “Sunday Best.” With all of his endeavours, it’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since Franklin’s last solo album was released.
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.
The gospel music executive, producer and recording artist previously told The Christian Post that he 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.”
Franklin is a celebrated veteran in the gospel music industry, with seven Grammys, 13 GMA Dove Awards and 15 Stellar Awards. The musician has mastered the art of creating quality gospel music for two decades and insisted that the most important quality in the music is sincerity.
“It should reflect wherever we are and our personal spiritual growth with God. If that’s not our top priority, then our artform is going to be very shallow,” Franklin told CP earlier this year. “It should not be just for the sole purpose of the artform itself … if it’s that, we’ll suffer. We have to make sure people can feel the sincerity of our own testimony and our own journey so they know this is something that is really real for us.”
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