In the realm of entertainment, Harry Connick Jr. is a man of many talents. He’s “exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world,” his bio of many accolades reads:
“He has received recognition with multiple Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements on screens large and small, and his appearances on broadway as both an actor and a composer.”
But one project that has always been on Connick Jr.’s mind is creating a gospel album. With a reduced work schedule due to COVID, he decide to make use of the extra time. He spent the better part of last year working on his new album, which is set to release on March 19th.
The album, entitled Alone With My Faith, is dear to the singer’s heart, since he wrote the songs, played every instrument, and sang every part.
Connick Jr. claims his one-man-band production is not quite the gospel album he had originally planned on making.
“I wouldn’t call this the gospel album I had thought about making only because it’s not a collection of spirituals that everyone knows,” he explained in a CBN interview. “It’s got some original songs and quite honestly, some of the songs deal with struggling with faith as much as having faith so when I was home, I found myself counting on my faith or questioning my faith.”
“So I said, ‘I’m gonna write about it,’ the artist continued. “And so the album that I thought was going to be a *Gospel* album 5-10 years down the road turned out to be this album now because it was really helping me get through this time.”
The meaningful collection of songs is as much about faith as it is doubt, and wrestling with God—something that many Christians have battled in their spiritual journeys.
Connick Jr. shared that his daughter, Georgia, had a hand in creating his album cover, and she also directed his rendition of “Amazing Grace.”