Nearly one year ago, KJ-52 released his farewell album, Victory Lap, much to the disappointment of fans. KJ-52 on Friday announced he will be releasing his first album since leaving the music scene. Also known as Jonah Sorrentino, KJ-52 released a statement that can be read below and on his social media. The statement has been edited for spelling and for context.
I have so much to say, but the majority of you have been rocking with me for a very long time, so you probably already know my story. One year ago, I walked away from the music not thinking I’d ever return or find the inspiration to create music that glorifies the God that changed my life. It’s funny how circumstances that are challenging can bring out the best in us.
That exactly what has happened with this project “One year ago.” It’s a collection of songs that I wrote over the months of 2020 through the lense of who Jesus is in my life. I have much more to share over the next few weeks but I just wanted to say thank you so much for being so faithful in your support. I know you’re going to dig this project, thank you for helping me bring it to life! The goal is raise $5252 in three weeks, get it? If we can get that early, I have some great stretch goals to add.
In addition to the Kickstarter campaign, KJ-52 stated in video that he will be making his “One Year Ago” project a double album release. He stated that the album would not only be a full album, but would also involve remixes that include classic KJ-52 songs.
As of press time, KJ-52 has already raised $5,699 on his Kickstarter and is continuing to encourage fans to help out. Head to his Kickstarter page to learn more.
To learn more about KJ-52, visit kj52.com.
This story has been updated with additional developments Friday.
ATR News Chief Digital Editor Thomas Lineweaver in Nashville, TN contributed to this report.