“She is an amazing photographer and film director,” the proud father boasted. “It came time to shoot the album cover and I said, ‘Georgia, I’d love for you to do it.’ She took an amazing picture, then it came time to do the video and I said, ‘Do you feel like working with me on this?’ And she said ‘I’d love to.’ She found the location and mapped out her artist vision and I thought it was terrific. She’s just a super talent and I couldn’t be more proud.”
Connick Jr. wanted his album to be an anthem of solidarity and hope for the millions of people struggling during this unprecedented pandemic.
“This is a situation that we’re in literally right now where it’s a shared experience of loss, confusion, and hope,” he said. “I don’t know you, but I know that you’re feeling what I’m feeling because we’re all wondering when this is going to end. I needed it for myself to sort of sing the songs that help me to articulate my feelings.”
The artist intended to integrate the secular and the sacred with this musical collection. He wanted Alone With My Faith to be a mix of familiar songs as well as those that may be “unexpected.”
“I’m a Christian and I’m proud of my faith, but I also realize this is a big world and there’s a lot of people in it,” he shared. “I love and respect them so much and I wanted to include them in this process too.”
A few of the songs he sang from a Christian point-of-view include “How Great Thou Art,” “Old Rugged Cross,” and “Because He Lives”…”But but there are other songs that I wrote that are about faith and every level of faith,” Connick Jr. explained.
“Whether you’re feeling doubtful about it or you’re super powerfully strong about it – this is shared experience so these songs were written for what we’re all going through together.”