How’d we get so far into the month? Uh, weird.
Anyway, I was thinking a lot about how mainstream artists are starting to increasingly release Christian albums.
Here are some that have caught my attention:
Tori Kelly, Hiding Place
With Hiding Place, Tori surprised everyone with a straight-up Gospel album, collaborating with Kirk Franklin, Lecrae and Jonathan McReynolds. She did a killer job!
Snoop Dogg, Bible of Love
Snoop’s Bible of Love album is juuuust about perfect as a Gospel record, save for one unnecessary expletive on the final song. But otherwise, man, it’s good. He teamed up with a great team of singers and praise leaders to present one of the best, most Jesus-centered albums the mainstream has seen in a long time.
Kanye West, TBD
There’s been some buzz that Kanye has been working on a Christian album — in a similar vein as what Snoop did. This isn’t out yet (and some people close to Ye say they’re not even sure if it’ll ever release), but when it does, it’ll be worth checking out.
Avril Lavigne, Head Above Water
Depending on your viewpoint, either you can see Avril Lavigne’s Head Above Water as a Christian album, or as just a deeply personal album. But she dives into issues of faith, for sure, even crying out to God on the title track — a song that has topped the Christian (!!!) radio charts.