YOUR KINGDOM IS GLORIOUS
by Jackie Francois
Energetic and edgy, this joy-filled debut album from Jackie François proclaims Jesus the "King of our hearts" and "King of our lives."
The album's 11 original songs and one cover are packed with a fun and powerful energy. Animated praise and worship songs stand alongside serious rock tracks and delicate, hushed ballads. The overall feeling is one of joy. Jackie and friends obviously had a great time putting this together.
Produced by Tom Booth and Jeff Thomas, the collection features outstanding studio work by Joe Hand and Matt Pierson (bass) and Carl Herrgesell (Hammond organ). Jackie's lead vocals are sensational. Blessed with a rich, resonant voice, she's also got incredible range, hitting high and low with ease and control.
Her songwriting skills shine in "For So Long." This hard-hitting rock track features breathless, through-sung verses that verge on spoken-word or rap. Based on 1 Corinthians 6 and Romans 12, it's a brilliant and powerful defense of chastity: "So glorify God in your body; it's his cross we should bear."
The title track combines a strong refrain with surprisingly edgy guitars. Praising Christ for the "blood and tears" he shed for us, it closes with the prayer of the Good Thief. A rollicking, bluesy song with hints of gospel, "Joy" is a playful track that pinpoints Jesus as the source of pure joy.
With the release of this exuberant debut, Jackie François has begun to tell the world of her love and faith. It's a story contemporary music fans will enjoy hearing for years to come.
List of Songs:
1. Holy are you, Lord - 4:55
2. Joy - 3:10
3. For so long - 3:08
4. Your kingdom is glorious - 4:57
5. God my father - 3:53
6. Be forgiven - 4:35
7. Blessed are you, Lord - 4:49
8. Plans - 4:09
9. Your will - 3:56
10. The power of your love - 4:47
11. My soul rejoices - 3:19
12. Old-fashioned love song - 2:11
Original Release Date: November 5, 2008
Release Date: October 1, 2011
Copyright: 2008 spiritandsong.com®, a division of OCP. 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland OR 97213
Total Length: 47:49
Genres: Christian & Gospel, Christian Contemporary Music,
Rap & Hip-Hop