You Need to Hear the New Solo Version of Aretha Franklin’s Song ‘Never Gonna Break My Faith’
The powerful collaboration of Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige that brought us “Never Gonna Break My Faith” has now been released as a solo version by Franklin, thanks to Sony’s RCA Records.
In honor of Juneteenth, the song about race and faith from 2006 will capture our hearts again in the new solo version. The lyrics speak for themselves and truly resonate with the recent events happening today. Some even say the lyrics could be quite shocking to hear now.
One of Franklin’s close friends Clive Davis, Sony Music’s chief creative officer, spoke a bit regarding the release of the song by the singer who passed. He believes everyone should hear it, especially now, because of the quality and power of the lyrics. Take a moment to listen to the new solo version below and pay close attention to the words being sung.
At the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008, “Never Gonna Break My Faith” won best gospel performance. It includes background vocals of The Boys Choir of Harlem.
Clive Davis is working on making a film about Franklin’s life, and when the co-writer of the song Bryan Adams heard the news, he had to send over the solo version he held onto after all these years. Adams thought this was a perfect time to introduce the incredible version, and he was right.
Fans can not get enough of this never-before-heard version.
Newly released Aretha song from 2006
Won’t you help them to understand
That when someone takes the life of an innocent man
Well, they never really won because all they’ve really done
Is set the soul free where it’s supposed to be?#Juneteenth
— New York Theater (@NewYorkTheater) June 19, 2020
This version of Franklin’s song embodies the difficulties our world is facing currently.
Unreleased Aretha Franklin on #JuneteenthDay. Very cool.
“You can lie to a child with a smilin’ face. Tell me that color ain’t about race. You can cast the first stone, you can break my bones, but you’re never gonna break my faith.”#HappyJuneteenth pic.twitter.com/QzT9XblsMo
— Queen is trying to help birth a new nation. (@TheQueenMuse1) June 19, 2020
This new solo version of the Grammy Award-winning song by the diva herself is what we need to hear during these times. The song is currently available on all streaming platforms.