First Listen: Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago absolutely “Can’t Turn Back”

(June 24, 2018) When Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago delivered the rousing worship piece in 2012, “Awesome,” churches across the country started gravitating to this poignant declaration of God's greatness. Their first two full-length projects shot up to number 1 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. To this day, their usually high-stepping style sends messages that uplift believers, and others who will listen, through all their stormy circumstances.  

A few years later, Jenkins was introduced to our First Listen page in a solo spotlight with the easy going pop flavored anthem, “Winning,” emphasizing that all can be winners in life, even through heavy, negative times.  And on their last single release, “War,” Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago pumped up another motivational moment heavily driven by a foot stomping New Orleans decorated brass band and drum line. 

(June 24, 2018) When Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago delivered the rousing worship piece in 2012, “Awesome,” churches across the country started gravitating to this poignant declaration of God's greatness. Their first two full-length projects shot up to number 1 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. To this day, their usually high-stepping style sends messages that uplift believers, and others who will listen, through all their stormy circumstances.  

A few years later, Jenkins was introduced to our First Listen page in a solo spotlight with the easy going pop flavored anthem, “Winning,” emphasizing that all can be winners in life, even through heavy, negative times.  And on their last single release, “War,” Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago pumped up another motivational moment heavily driven by a foot stomping New Orleans decorated brass band and drum line. 

Still throwing down more of those stirring upbeat anthems, the musically diverse Jenkins & F.C. return with "Can't Turn Back" (Inspired People). The frantic energy is all over “Can’t Turn Back,” blending big band swing and traditional gospel, amped up with Jenkins' animated praise presence:  "Well, I've come too far for a stop sign/Holding on because Jesus is mine."  And sometimes, we all need to hear resounding bits of hope such as these from Jenkins & F.C. as the turbulent world still turns.

By Peggy Oliver

Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago - “Can’t Turn Back”

 
Choice Cut - Kenya - "Favorite Things"
Choice Cut - Sy Smith - "Camelot"
Featured Album - Conya Doss - CLEAR
See The Nominees! - SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards

Leave a comment!