Arden, North CarolinaÂ â€” Â Back with â€œThese Are The Days,â€ a new single that bears a timely message, the Kingsmen Quartet continues to enrich their listenersâ€™ lives through exciting and meaningful songs that echo the best of the groupâ€™s legendary Southern Gospel songbook even as they write a new page in it.
With Alan Kendall taking the lead, â€œThese Are The Daysâ€ has a message for the moment that encourages faith and strength amidst the most trying of times. â€œIf there was ever a message that was timely for the Church in 2021,â€ he says, â€œit is â€˜These Are the Days.â€™ Dixie Phillips and Matthew Lawson wrote this song, and I immediately fell in love with it. What a message of resilience and hope! Itâ€™s in that driving, country quartet style that I always loved hearing from the Kingsmen growing up. I am both excited and humbled to be a part of it.â€
Joined by Chris Jenkins (tenor), Chris Bryant (baritone), and the distinctive bass voice of Ray Dean Reese, Kendall offers a heartfelt reading that begins with the frank acknowledgement that â€œThese are the days of trouble and struggle…Of battles and shadows where evil abounds,â€ yet moves swiftly to the joyous news that it will not win. And from opening notes that establish a relaxed yet insistent feeling through key changes that lift their voices higher for choruses that offer classic, powerful quartet singing, the Quartetâ€™s performance serves to underline the songâ€™s call to action: â€œWe have a mission to give what weâ€™re given away…These are the days to make His name known.â€
Classic, powerful, and filled with the gospel spirit that has carried the Kingsmen Quartet far beyond their western North Carolina origins over more than 60 years of performance, â€œThese Are The Daysâ€ offers spirit-lifting hope that, in the songâ€™s prophetic words, â€œweâ€™re nearing forever.â€
Listen to “These Are The Days” HERE.