Lunjeal Music Group/Malaco Music Group (available on iTunes August 12)
â€śItâ€™s Gonna Happenâ€ť is the latest single from the seventeen-year-old from the Mid-South who brought you â€śGreater is Comingâ€ť and â€śThey Said, But God Said.â€ť
In a chirpy vibrato that evokes the pre-teen Tanya Tucker, Jekalyn delivers a ballad of faith that good things will happen because God said they will. Itâ€™s the wisdom not of the aged but of youthful optimism and a steadfast belief in the substance of things not seen.
Jekalyn first came to national attention when she sang â€śAmazing Graceâ€ť in the 2010 documentary Rejoice and Shout. Since then, she has hit the Billboard chart with â€śGreater is Comingâ€ť and signed with Malaco Records. While not as powerful a performance as â€śGreater,â€ť though similar in theme, â€śItâ€™s Gonna Happenâ€ť has plenty of radio potential. Â The song is the title track of her forthcoming album.