Joy in the Morning, Wells’ third album and first for Capitol Records/CCMG, follows 2021’s Citizen of Heaven (Live), which received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. He also received GRAMMY and NAACP Image Awards nominations for “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” his 2021 duet with H.E.R. On Joy in the Morning, Wells pushes the limits of what people might expect from him, combining sonically adventurous music with a deep, abiding message.
“I’ve come to view my music as an entrance not as an escape — it’s where you get to step in and consider your life,” explains Tauren Wells. “You can consider the pain. Consider the disappointments. Consider the dreams. And now, all of a sudden, you have a soundtrack that helps sooth the wounds or awaken the dreamer. It’s not about getting out of your life. It’s about getting more out of your life.”
Coming off of his last full Studio Project, “Citizen Of Heaven”, Tauren continues to take the first step into the future of CCM. Much like “COH”, you will be hearing not just Tauren’s voice. Collab’s with names such as CHH artists, Aaron Cole, and Jon Keith. Also, Tiffany Hudson of Elevation Worship. All together, the project should be a staple for CCM history.