Never Gonna Break My Faith – Aretha Franklin new release
RCA Records, RCA Inspiration and Legacy Records have released a never-before-heard solo version of “Never Gonna Break My Faith” by Aretha Franklin, featuring The Boys Choir of Harlem. The Grammy Award winning song was co-written by Bryan, and originally released as a duet with Mary J. Blige for the 2006 film ‘Bobby’.
“When I wrote this song, I was channeling Aretha, never thinking that she’d ever actually sing the song,” says Bryan. “The thought was to write a hymn, something that would try and articulate the feeling of faith, and that even though you might have lost something, there would always be an inner light to guide you. When the song was demo’d I told the producers that Aretha would be the one to sing this – and sing it she did. This solo version has been sitting on my computer for years, and when I heard Clive Davis was making a film on Aretha’s life, I sent this to him. The world hasn’t heard her full performance and it really needed to be heard. I’m so glad it’s being released, the world needs this right now.”