Yes! Kirk Franklin is Back with New Single “Wanna Be Happy?”


It’s been five years since the legendary multi award winning recording artiste and producer Kirk Franklin released his last project ‘Hello Fear’. But the wait for his return is over, as he releases a new single titled ‘Wanna Be Happy?’ off the forthcoming full project due out this November.

Kirk’s “Hello Fear” from 2011 sold over 570,000 units and spent 19 weeks atop Billboard’s Top Gospel and it’s single “I Smile” spent 20+ weeks on top of the Hot Gospel Songs Charts.

When asked by Billboard what inspired the new single, Kirk replied,

First and foremost, every human being wants to be happy. And we will try different things all in the pursuit of that feeling. With this song I’m saying if you really want to be happy, you have to start with the originator. It’s like wanting to lose weight. Do you really want to lose weight? Because if you do, there’s a price to pay: You have to work at it.

And this song is saying if you really want to be happy, let’s get to the nitty-gritty of what that is. We’re not the architects of our lives. We’ve got to go to the manufacturer. And it’s my goal to try to lead people to the manufacturer of their souls.

“Wanna Be Happy?” of course is being released on Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Recordings imprint distributed by RCA Inspiration.

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