Arden, North CarolinaÂ â€” The Kingsmen are bringing their signature sound to a collection of songs from some of todayâ€™s best writers on Victory Shout, which shares messages for daily life about being faithful in the journey to Heaven. The album will be available June 7 from Horizon Records.
Victory Shout begins on a joyful note with that theme in â€œRunning To Win,â€ an upbeat song featuring baritone singer Alan Kendall, about continuing to press toward finishing life well. Itâ€™s followed by â€œJust Climb,â€ a slower tune of encouragement to trust in God and have faith Heâ€™ll move mountains in His own time.
The Kingsmen then sing â€œIâ€™ve Ever Been Glad,â€ a jubilant quartet song with bass singer Ray Reese taking the lead. Written by Regina Walden, who wrote the groupâ€™s recent #1 chart song â€œOh Yes I Am,â€ this song is a true Southern Gospel quartet tune where almost every member has a step-out part on the chorus with a drive that will bring the crowd to their feet.
With a message of hope, encouragement and triumph for Christians, â€œVictory Shout,â€ the albumâ€™s title track and first single, which is moving quickly up the national charts, reminds that with steadfast belief in God, our needs will be met in His timing. Tenor Chris Jenkins sings:
“Can you feel it the song that is rising
Then you can’t help but let it out
If you’re trusting in faith
Even now while you wait
Lift up a victory shout”
These lyrics from the chorus of the song are portrayed in the arrangement and bring the listener to a moment where you are completely consumed in the message of overcoming the circumstances of life, even when you donâ€™t know what the final outcome will be.
The album continues with Biblical stories in the upbeat â€œDear John,â€ about John the Revelator featuring lead singer Chris Bryant; a re-recording of â€œProdigal Son,â€ a Kingsmen classic written by Larry Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers’ fame that tells the traditional story of returning home and the power of forgiveness; and in â€œKing of Kings,â€ which paints a picture of the grandeur of Christ through His time on Earth.
Other songs include the moving â€œIt Still Changes Meâ€ about how the Bibleâ€™s message continues to have an impact even as life evolves and â€œYouâ€™ll Move Mountains For Me,â€ a song about trusting that God will always go above and beyond.
The album closes with â€œThatâ€™s Where Youâ€™ll Find Me,â€ a power ballad featuring Bryant describing the meeting place at Christâ€™s throne in Heaven. With these songs of worship and praise, The Kingsmen are continuing their far-reaching ministry and legacy.
â€œI am so excited about this new recording Victory Shout! From start to finish it brings the classic Kingsmen sound to a collection of brand new songs written by some of todayâ€™s best writers,â€ says Bryant. â€œThese songs will bring messages of hope and encouragement to listeners while keeping us all looking forward to what God is going to do! I am honored to be a part of this album and cannot wait to share it with everyone.â€
Pre-order Victory Shout HERE.