This is the love that Franklin is focusing on with his eleventh studio album that sonically compares to a film score. The dramatic sound has even managed to surprise Franklin, who did not know what to expect when creating his new project.
"It's always exciting when your body of work kind of takes you for a surprise and that's really what happened to me. It threw me for a loop and a surprise," he admitted. "I really, really love that that can happen."
Despite previous fears centered around creating new music, it seems Franklin still knows how to strike a chord with people. His first single off of the new record titled, "Wanna Be Happy," made gospel music history last September when it became the best first-week digital single in the history of gospel sales.
Still, Franklin is doing his best not to place too much importance on these type of victories.
"I'm very cautious to not be too observant, or too consumed with what works and what doesn't work, because I think that's when you fail," he said.
Regardless of how his album is received, Franklin is willing to go through trial and error in order to keep people focused on God.
"I just keep trying and failing and I will continue to keep trying to see what I can do to try to keep people engaged in the conversation about our Lord and Savior, man," he said. "Really that's all I'm trying to do. Really, at the end of the day, if I want to keep God part of the conversation then I will do everything I can to make that happen."
"Losing My Religion" from RCA Records and Franklin's own Fo Yo Soul Recordings, is officially in stores and features Kim Burell, Tamela Mann, and Tasha Page Lockhart.