Christian pop artist Caleb Collins ventures off to jazz in his latest release called Re-Introducing The Standards. It’s his fifth album and while many might worry it’s the end of his gospel career, he urges otherwise.
“I’ve tried to stay true to my gospel stylings in the jazz project and stay consistent musically to my prior work, in an effort to maintain my current fan base, but also reach for new followers … Christian/gospel music is my foundation and my first love,” he says. “In my music, I create a reflection of the many aspects of my artistry and personality. The various aspects of human emotion and passion are God-given experiences that cannot be contained within one expression or genre or style. My curiosity propels me to always progress and learn and understand, embracing new musical challenges. I’ve recorded a collection of songs that speak of love, courage and loss – emotions that we all can relate to. I hope the listener experiences a sense of God, love and beauty as they live with these recordings.”
The 11-track project resembles a modern version of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Paper Moon” and Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight.”
Collins attributes the similarities to his old soul: “Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong era. Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald are like my go-to artists.”
Peep the track list and download here.