Gospel icon, John P. Kee, released his new album, Level Next, today on Motown Gospel. The solid and bold album signals a return from one of Gospel music’s favorite artists.
Level Next hits all the right notes for both long-time fans and newcomers and finds Pastor Kee going back to a formula that has worked so successfully. It is diverse while at the same time definitive in style. There is no mistaking that this is a, John P. Kee tried and true album.
Kee runs the spectrum of styles on Level Next. From the beautiful and worshipful “Amazing Your Grace,” the memorable praise and worship tune “Great God You Are,” to “Oooooaaay” a fun addition that is a bit go-go and praise dance all at the same time.
The gospel icon says his ability to stay relevant “has more to do with the message as opposed to the music.” “My passion is genuine,” said Kee. “What we’ve successfully done is meet the need of the gospel listener, the worshipper, the music lovers … Level Next speaks to that.”
His signature is clearly evident on his current radio single and title track “Level Next.” Perfectly modulated, the lyrical and singable tune is wholly suited for Sunday morning. “I don’t know if it was something about that season, but it seemed like everything was going crazy. I was on vacation and I just tarted singing the hook to myself … ‘let’s go higher,’ said John. “I was making sure that I became the David in the scriptures that encouraged himself.”
Instead of a comeback, it is much more a continuation of John P. Kee’s life-long music ministry that has served as gospel music’s foundation. Kee is regarded as one of contemporary Gospel’s architects and always the innovator takes us higher.
Kee has plans for a fall and winter tour along with several more creative projects in the works including a concert video and more new music.
Level Next is available now.