2016 ended on a high note for Jekalyn Carr, due to the success of her debut live recording, The Life Project, and its lead single, the chart-topping faith anthem, “You’re Bigger.” The latter, became her first number 1 single, garnered her first Grammy nomination, and now, continues to shine in 2017 as it has opened the door for her first role in a major motion picture.
This new year has already found Carr on the set of Sony Pictures film, I Never Heard My Father Speak. The film boasts a star studded cast, including Robin Givens, Brian White, Dorien Wilson, Romeo Miller, David Banner, Kandi Burruss, Karrueche Tran, and other debut film actors, Diezel Braxton-Lewis and fellow Gospel luminary, J. Moss. In the film, Carr will appear, as herself, singing “You’re Bigger,” and sharing words of exhortation with the characters in one of the film’s most pivotal scenes. The film is currently scheduled for a March release.
Carr is grateful, and delighted, for the new doors that are being opened due to the overwhelming response to the song. It reached the coveted Number 1 spot on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart, and ultimately spent 30 weeks in the Top 5. As a result, it has garnered the attention of Hollywood and created this opportunity for Carr the spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to a bigger, and broader, audience.
With her debut movie role filmed and “in the can,” Carr has returned to her musical foundation, as she preps the release of her newest single, entitled “You Never Left Me.” This exclusive, never-heard-before song was written by Carr’s father, Allen Carr, who is also responsible for writing the two biggest hits of her career, so far – 2016’s “You’re Bigger,” and 2013’s introduction of Jekalyn to the world, “Greater Is Coming.”
“You Never Left Me” features a superbly simplistic chorus that is sure to encourage and resonate in the hearts of all who hear it. It is a beautiful ballad of worship and affirmation and reminds us of God’s promise to never leave, nor forsake, His own, and that He shall be with us, even until the end of the Earth.
“You Never Left Me” will be impacting radio, and available for download on all digital outlets, soon.