Today, MNRK Music Group celebrates the release of the brand-new full-length album, MY TRUTH, from GRAMMY®, Stellar Award and DOVE Award winner, Jonathan McReynolds. MY TRUTH marks the fifth album release from the current 54th NAACP Image Award nominee. In celebration of MY TRUTH, McReynolds will embark on an 11-city tour, kicking off in Orlando, FL on April 13th. The MY TRUTH TOUR is in partnership with Compassion International. The 12-track album, MY TRUTH, is available wherever music is sold and streamed now.
McReynolds is excited about the impact of MY TRUTH, which is inspired by the concept of life and seeds. Some seeds make their way and grow without much opposition. Others are thrown on the ground and trampled or thrown amongst thorns and weeds. McReynolds relates the seed to challenges and life struggles which can create anxiety and make people feel like they are being choked. In a truly transparent moment, McReynolds acknowledges that there have been times in which the anxieties of life have been overwhelming. Through My Truth, Reynolds reminds us that “life is filled with opportunities to select paths that allow us to experience it in the best way.” His choices are impacted and reaffirmed by faith and personal experiences. The spiritual strength for which McReynolds is known required him to start at ground zero and rebuild based on more simple, basic, essential, and intimate truths.
MY TRUTH was preceded by the Billboard #1 single, “Your World” – which spent 5 weeks at #1 on Billboard Gospel, “Your World” reminds the listener of God’s sovereignty – a bop, intentionally upbeat, and happy. The song was written to help people lift the weights that hold them down. Known for bridging the gap between contemporary church music and the music of the past, Jonathan has included African American spiritual texts and the influences of Marvin Gaye. “Your World” will have listeners up moving and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. Jonathan McReynolds shares, “This song reflects my evolution and growth. I am not the same person I was when I wrote my first album. Now, I am secure enough to take more risks and remove any limits to my creativity. It’s God’s World, and we are just living in it!”
Jonathan has released four full length studio albums and one EP, plus an EP with Mali Music – which earned them both a GRAMMY® Award. McReynolds holds a master’s 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 is also a member of Mensa, an international high IQ society. Jonathan starred as a judge on BET’s hit series “Sunday Best” for two seasons (2019, 2020) and in 2021, starred in his first movie “Favorite Son” a BET+ original film.
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.
MY TRUTH is available now wherever music is shared and streamed. Follow Jonathan McReynolds on social media using the handle @JonathanMcReynolds.
MY TRUTH Tracklisting
- Your World
- Able (feat. Marvin Winans)
- All Along
- First Always
- For Myself (Jonathan McReynolds & Chandler Moore)
- All True
- My Truth
- Your World (Adulting Remix)