With James Fortune’s latest release, Dear Future Me, the “trust” factor intertwines with the act of forgiving self and realizing that your future will flourish with God’s grace. The project, which encourages healing, is a reflective journey that Fortune deems as one of his most transparent and honest records, thus far.
“I always challenge myself, and even other writers I worked with to not be so broad. Let's really touch people. Let's talk about stuff that people are really dealing with. I think that's something that I really got from Kirk Franklin himself. He was a huge impact and influence on everything that I do musically.”
Every soldier has a testimony. It’s that war wound that sets the notion, you’ve been tested- may still be - but with faith in God, you’re growing beyond it and getting through. Today as an artist, man and father, James Fortune is a representation of self-forgiveness, moving forward and embracing life with a firm belief that prayer has to be the foundation.
“Before I wake up and return any emails about music, I have to make sure I spend time with God,” he affirms. “My meditation, my time with God, is a priority in my life, because if prayer is not the main thing, then at the end of the day, things are going to fall through, my focus is not going to be there. Every time that I could think of in my life when I've fallen short, or when I've distanced myself from God, I can track it back to prayer not being priority in my life.”
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