Love Never Fails
Songs for Every Generation
Jesse Manibusan and Ken Canedo
It addresses social justice, conversion and other themes, but focuses especially on relationships: with God, parents, friends and the world around us.
Inspired by their long-standing friendship, their appreciation for young people and their desire to serve God and the church through music, Ken and Jesse joined forces to release Love Never Fails, their first collaborative collection. Only good friends could have produced such poignant and exhilarating music about relationships and the love that endures all things.
Love Never Fails addresses social justice, conversion and other themes, but focuses especially on relationships: with God, parents, friends and the world around us. They've obviously given their posse of backup musicians the instructions, "don't hold back." This album moves and shakes with great pop, rock and reggae numbers, Ken and the Wild Boys grinding it out on "Mountain of God," and Jesse throwing down a super-charged rap in "MC God."
The title track presents the ancient wisdom expressed by Saint Paul in First Corinthians in a refreshing new musical context. Nellie Cruz, from the Daughters of God, joins Jesse to belt out this seven-and-a-half-minute gospel epic. It leaves you with goose-bumps.
The collection includes music appropriate for use as gathering songs, Communion songs, responsorial psalms, in weddings and confirmation liturgies. The songbook includes guitar accompaniment and vocals with all available harmony parts. Full keyboard parts are available in manuscript editions.
"Ken Canedo and Jesse Manibusan are among the finest of our Catholic praise and worship songsmiths while remaining appropriately hip, and vitally current to the kids. Together they are a one-two punch that will also never fail."
P.J. Littleton, Our Sunday Visitor
Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year ("MC God")