Nashville, TN (July 2, 2021)
Three-time GRAMMY Award nominee Danny Gokey will release his new full-length studio album, Jesus People, on August 20th via Capitol Christian Music Group. Fans have the opportunity to pre-order or pre-save the new album now. Additionally, Gokey has dropped the powerful ballad, “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.
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“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,” 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. 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.”
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”), and the album’s flagship song, “Stand In Faith,” just went for adds at radio, becoming the most-added single in the genre. Most of all, throughout the project Gokey’s songs touch on love, gratitude, and truth.
“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.”
Last week, Gokey’s newest single “Stand In Faith” went for adds at radio and was the most added single in the genre. This song will appear on the forthcoming album. Jesus People follows his widely successful 2019 release Haven’t Seen It Yet. That project produced the newly certified RIAA-certified Gold single of the same name, which was his second Gold-certified career single and his fifth radio No. 1 radio.
In step with many of the messages from his songs, Gokey continues to give back to the community as he has from the start of his career, which began during his time on American Idol during Season Eight as a Top 3 finalist. His foundation, Better Than I Found It, is a nonprofit organization established to support and encourage other non-profits who are making a difference in their community. Gokey’s foundation partners and walks alongside other organizations to help them move to the next level for the most impact.