Arden, North Carolina (January 11, 2022) â€”Â â€œWhen everything goes wrong, the world – Oh, the world needs a song,â€ says the chorus ofÂ â€œThe World Needs A Song,â€Â the title track toÂ The Lore Familyâ€™sÂ new album forÂ Horizon Records,Â now available for pre-order, add and saveÂ ahead of itsÂ February 11Â release.Â And asÂ Darren LoreÂ â€” father and founder of the family quartet â€” observes, thatâ€™s a message that is at once a timeless expression of faith and a message that could have been inspired by a multitude of present-day headlines.
â€œAs our family planned to record this project, we had no idea what would unfold in 2020,â€Â he notes.Â â€œBut God in His infinite knowledge knew what the world would be facing. The heaviness and heartache the world would experience was unlike anything weâ€™d ever been through. Still, nothing ever takes God by surprise. There is no struggle, situation, season or storm that catches Him off guard. He is always watching over the world. He is able and willing to comfort and guide His children through dark and confusing times. Great Is His Faithfulness.â€
Keeping that wisdom firmly in their sights, theÂ FamilyÂ â€”Â Darren, wifeÂ Sandy, and their children,Â SamuelÂ andÂ FaythÂ along withÂ Faythâ€™sÂ husband,Â JakeÂ â€” persevered, and the result is a collection that offers the single, unchanging message of Godâ€™s grace through a masterful variety of sounds that range from country-flavored arrangements through echoes of African-American church styles to songs that lift up the majesty of the gospel message with the grandeur of intricate orchestral settings.
Opening with the joyous piano, fiddle and banjo of the title track,Â “The World Needs A Song”Â â€”Â co-written and sung byÂ DarrenÂ â€” the project moves briskly through a set of songs that features each family member in turn, withÂ FaythÂ taking the lead on the soulfulÂ â€œI Bring You Jesus,â€ SamuelÂ taking command of the majesticÂ â€œHope Arose,â€Â andÂ SandyÂ offering the tender, yet ultimately powerful ballad,Â â€œGreat Is His Faithfulness.â€Â From there, the musical focus shifts to arrangements that feature pairs of leads, includingÂ â€œYou Love, Iâ€™ll Judgeâ€ (Fayth and Samuel),Â â€œDark Night Of The Soulâ€ (Darren and Sandy),Â â€œWould Someone Go Summon The Angelsâ€ (Samuel and Darren)Â andÂ â€œWe Rememberâ€ (Samuel and Fayth), before closing out with a brief but spirited reprise ofÂ â€œThe World Needs A Song.â€Â The result is a musical journey that highlights the abundance of talent in the family â€” and their devotion to a message of hope and deliverance.
â€œMy family prayerfully selected the songs for this project during the first few months of the pandemic,â€Â Darren reveals.Â â€œEven the title-cut idea came about while praying with my co-writers. We felt our calling was to inspire and encourage the world. And we wanted each song to flow with that theme. Through the guidance and professionalism ofÂ Horizonâ€™s Greg BentleyÂ and our producer,Â Roger Talley, we feel that our family came up with a project that will bring hope and joy to lives for years to come.â€
Pre-save, add or orderÂ The World Needs A SongÂ HERE.