On June 23rd, prolific songwriter, worshipper and revered recording artist, James Fortune, will release his much-anticipated 8th album, Dear Future Me (eOne). This breakthrough CD, certain to resonate with music fans of every persuasion, is the transparent tale of a man and his turbulent season characterized by separation, confinement and serious counselling. Unlike previous releases, Dear Future Me represents a catharsis of sorts for Fortune, enabling him to melodiously express his mistakes, speak to his shortcomings and declare his delivery from the mess that nearly marred his future.
Songs like I Forgive Me, Dear Mirror and I Wouldn’t LoveMe are tuneful testimonies infused with introspection and rumination. The album opens up James composing a lamenting letter, setting the tone to a deep album, designed to deliver much more than music. It is behind this backdrop that BlackGospel.com approached James Fortune with questions in search of answers, looking for a contrite Christian with lots to share. Surprisingly enough, James was open, honest and honorable throughout the exchange, pulling no punches, owning every mishap, while declaring a brighter and better Future Me.
Christopher Heron: What’s one really interesting thing about you that would surprise most people?
James Fortune: Well, for the last 11 years I’ve been a pescatarian, which means I don’t eat any meat other than seafood. So no chicken, no turkey, no pork, no beef for the last 11 years.