Entertainment One celebrates the release of GRAMMY-nominated, multi-Stellar Award winner, author and philanthropist Jonathan McReynolds’ latest effort, PEOPLE. PEOPLE doubles as a full-length visual album – the first for the genre of gospel music. PEOPLE boast incredible collaborations with Mali Music, The Walls Group and Pastor Mike Todd and is available now wherever music is sold and streamed at all major digital outlets.
McReynolds’ new EP offers an unconventional approach for God’s people to strive to live a better life. The album’s central theme is to focus on God’s promise and one’s own self-control in order to live eternal life. Proof of this can be found on the EP’s second single “Movin’ On” with Mali Music (RCA Inspiration) in which the two sing, “I am forgetting what’s behind me, I have decided I’ll be moving on.” PEOPLE also includes fan favorites “Grace” and “He Knows“. On “He Knows” he reminds the listener “there is nothing that we can hide from God,” On “Grace” he pens, “I needed your grace more than I thought I ever would.” The track urges listeners to lean on God to deliver us from the self-righteous people that surround us.
“This EP is more proof of God’s sovereignty. He gave me songs for our predicament before we could ever imagine such craziness. This is a collection of songs that are way too relevant – a soundtrack for getting free during lockdown,” shares McReynolds.
Jonathan has released three full length studio albums and one EP. His last full-length album Make Room debuted #1 on Billboard Gospel and garnered a historic 1.3 million streams in the first week, while the EP also birthed McReynolds first #1 single, “Not Lucky, I’m Loved.” Jonathan holds a master’s degree in Theology from Moody Theological Seminary and is currently an adjunct member of the Columbia College faculty. He is also the founder of Elihu Nation, a nonprofit organization that promotes wisdom and recently awarded $30k in scholarships. He was recently named a new member of Mensa, an international high IQ society, as well.
As an author, McReynolds’ first book, Make Room: Finding Where Faith Fits, draws on testimonies in scripture and from personal experiences to invite readers to make room for God in every area of life. McReynolds emphasizes that readers make room for God in public and private, mentally and spiritually in order to experience the fullness that can come only through an authentic relationship with God. Make Room: Finding Where Faith Fits is available now on Amazon.com.
Jonathan McReynolds’ manager, Walter Thomas (A22 Entertainment) shares, “Our message with Jonathan has always been to help people experience Gospel music in a different way. This has probably been one of the most different projects we’ve had and one of the most rewarding. PEOPLE is a record that shares Gospel music but can reach people wherever they are. We began the year knowing we would have to approach music differently and even our delivery to consumers. I’m glad to see that it’s translating well and given us the opportunity to connect with people universally and in unorthodox ways.”
Omega George, Director of Marketing, Label Relations and Strategic Partnerships for Entertainment One shares “Jonathan McReynolds has to be one of the most profound sonic narrators of our time. His creativity transcends ethnicities and impacts cultures abroad. During this time of uncertainty, crisis and social distress; it is with great honor that we present this phenomenal body of work to the world. We all need hope and comfort during this time. I believe that his message through each song will provide us all with just that, hope.”