EXCLUSIVE: James Fortune & FIYA – “Grace Gift”

Published by Torrence Glenn on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… OK, almost but hey, better early than late. I caught up with James Fortune and we were talking about Christmas. Yes, in September. Why? Because James Fortune and FIYA have a new Christmas CD called Grace Gift on October 16th. (But you can Pre-Order now.)

Now don’t get me wrong, I (like you) was curious as to why with all the success they’d been receiving with their most recent CD Identity, that they’d decided to do a Christmas record this year:

This has been something that we had been praying about doing for about 2 years now and after the release of Identity in January we decided to move forward with working on a Christmas Album. We weren’t sure if it was going to come out this year or next year but GOD started allowing everything to fall in place as we began writing and recording songs for the album so I contacted James Robinson and told him that I would have a Christmas Album ready to come out this fall and he was excited and he and the team at Light Records got behind it so here it is.

So then I wanted to know what would make his Christmas album different (since everybody does at least one) and here’s what he said:

“The cool thing about the FIYA Christmas album is that it features songs that are new and relevant, but also classically framed and delivered. It’s a Holiday project, but it’s true to the FIYA sound — a musical, high-energy journey with incredible vocalists and honest lyrics.”

I can dig that and when I saw the tracklisting and list of featured vocalists, I had to believe him. So you can’t listen to Christmas music without thinking about your favorite Christmas. Turns out last Christmas was the Fortune family’s favorite so far.

Last Christmas was an amazing Christmas! It’s always a joy to have the family over and to see the excitement on the kids faces as the open gifts, But also to sit down as a family and retell the Christmas story and discuss the real meaning of Christmas. But what made Last Christmas so special was to be able to take our kids Christmas shopping not for themselves but to buy gifts for kids that are less fortunate than they are. It was a chance to get them to really understand that it is more blessed to give than to receive. It’s a tradition that we will do every holiday season from now on.

Well I couldn’t just say “oh yeah, there’s a new James Fortune Christmas CD coming out go get it.” So I talked James and the folks over at Light Records to let me let you hear the title track and reveal the upcoming track listing. Listen to “Grace Gift” and tell me what you think!

  • PLAY – “Grace Gift” – James Fortune & FIYA
  • Grace Gift Tracklisting:

    1. Holy Night (feat. Josiah “JoJo” Martin)
    2. Christmas Time
    3. Grace Gift
    4. Gabriel’s Message
    5. Mary’s Song (feat. Cheryl Fortune)
    6. Love Came Down (feat. Todd Galberth)
    7. Go Tell It/Wonderful Child (feat. Lisa Knowles & Shawn McLemore)
    8. The First Noel (feat. D’Shondra Rideout)
    9. Worship The King
    10. This Christmas (feat. Isaac Carree & Minon Bolton)
    11. Fortune Kids Christmas Interlude
    12. I Believe – Part 2 (feat. Zacardi Cortez & Shawn McLemore)

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