Gospel: Winter 2022

Monarch Gospel Recommendations

Vineyard Worship & Tina Colón Williams
Angels We Have Heard on High

“Angels We Have Heard on High/Glory to God” is a festive, reimagined Christmas classic with an energizing new bridge sparking hearts to worship during this season. Featuring the gifted Tina Colón Williams on vocals, this new classic is a wonderful addition to any Christmas worship gathering.

James Fortune
Never Let Me Down

2021 SOUL TRAIN nominee, James Fortune releases his highly anticipated single, “Never Let Me Down,” to remind all people that no matter what the world tells us, Jesus is in control. A living testimony of God’s grace and forgiveness, Fortune understands that if you’re going to preach redemption in the 21st century, you’re going to have to make a production of it, and his albums are a bit like urban gospel hip-hop soul revues all done up in showbiz style on Broadway, complete with Fortune’s spoken, sung, and shouted encouragement.

Hills & Horizons

Futures’ debut studio LP Hills & Horizons is here and is a signature piece in the exciting evolution of Futures. The 11-song album is a beautiful blend of pop, alternative, and adult contemporary sounds filled with melodies of hope for listeners looking for a richer experience of God. Songs include “Just So Good,” “Simple,” “Can’t Steal This Love,” and “Good Things.”

Lecrae and 1k Phew
No Church In A While

The concept for their collaborative album, No Church for a While grew out of conversations between Lecrae and 1K Phew. Lecrae was recording his mixtape, Church Clothes 4, when it occurred to him that people hadn’t been to church to even put on those church clothes because of the pandemic, church hurt, and other reasons. Out of his convos with 1K Phew, whom he is mentoring, came the idea to record an album for people who, like themselves, hadn’t been to church in a while. God is waiting for everybody to tap back in. No Church in a While is telling people there’s still hope. You can still turn to God no matter how long you’ve been away.

Dan Bremnes
Wouldn’t Change A Thing

The Canadian-born singer Dan Bremnes is grateful for the purpose in the pain on his new song, “Wouldn’t Change a Thing,” Bremnes reasons that life might not be easy and we might not always be able to change the direction it takes us, but it doesn’t mean we won’t end up exactly where we’re meant to be. Along with co-writer Jimmy James, the award-winning songwriter unveils a glass-half-full perspective served sunny side up on the pop offering produced by Mike Wise (Alessia Cara, Ellie Goulding). This song is about embracing the journey and living our lives as if we chose them.