Karen Peck and New River Launch Journey of Pleasure – First New Southern Gospel Album in Two Years

Karen Peck and New River have launched their first new album in over two years. The album is entitled, “Journey of Pleasure”. I spoke with Southern Gospel music’s favourite soprano, Karen Peck – she has been nominated for Favourite Soprano eighteen years in a row! – on the day that Journey of Pleasure was launched.

The very first thing that I seen about Karen Peck was her hearts need to achieve individuals with the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From her coronary heart , the Phrase comes forth, each in her music and in her speech. Her light, humble spirit comes by in all that she speaks and sings.

I requested Karen Peck in regards to the first single launched to Southern Gospel radio from the Journey of Pleasure album. The track is entitled Final Night time. “Final Night time” was written by a really fantastic pal of mine, she’s additionally an incredible songwriter. Her identify is Marsha Henry. She wrote the track that Jeff and Sheri (Easter) sing “Roses Will Bloom Once more” and co wrote the track we sang years in the past, “God Likes To Work When Nothing Else Does”. She’s additionally written numerous different nice Gospel songs.

“She has been very sick and the docs have not been in a position to diagnose her, so for a yr she hasn’t been in a position to work and she or he’s simply been actually down and out. She wrote this track, ‘Final Night time’ and known as me and mentioned ‘Karen I’ve written a track I believe you would possibly like.’

Karen mentioned that the primary time that she heard the demo that she started to weep. She recalled how once they have been within the studio recording the track that the Spirit of God fell on the studio they usually “had church”. “The one factor I can evaluate it to is once we recorded the track, “4 Days Late” within the yr 2000. 4 Days was so highly effective within the studio and we had the same scenario with “Final Night time”, recollects Karen Peck.

“Final Night time” in addition to many of the songs on “Journey of Pleasure” have a moderately progressive sound. The songs are undoubtedly Southern Gospel but in addition present progress from her final album, “Good To Be Free”. Karen commented, “We need to at all times develop within the Lord and as we develop within the Lord then each space of our lives appears to develop and get higher. Our fixed prayer is ‘Lord let these songs minister to somebody’s coronary heart'”.

“Journey of Pleasure” incorporates songs which are sure to bless the listener. I loved the track, “Then He Moved” which options the voice of Devin McGalmery. This younger man reveals a voice that may make these interested by Southern Gospel music take discover. His vocals on “Maintain On” remind me of Jason Crabb.

Different songs on this Southern Gospel album that stand out are “When The Stone Rolled Away”. This can be the strongest track on the CD and showcases the harmonies that this trio is able to. “Whispered Prayers” is a transferring track with a novel ending that includes a name to salvation by the Reverend Billy Graham.

I requested Karen Peck what has been on her coronary heart these days, what has God been doing in her stroll. ” I need to please God”, Karen smiles. ” I need to place confidence in understanding. It is easy for me to imagine for others. I can imagine that God goes to return by for others. I can imagine and will not doubt in any respect. I’ve mates which are going by conditions and I pray for them and I imagine with all of my coronary heart that God goes to convey them by. However then when conditions occur in my life then I begin questioning, ‘Properly God – Lord assist me’ its a lot totally different when the shoe is on the opposite foot.

“So what I am praying now could be – I’ve most likely lived half of my life on this earth. I simply pray that the subsequent half of my life will depend, will really matter for Him. I need to please God with my religion. I need to have religion, believing that it doesn’t matter what I face in my life, that He’s there for me and He’ll handle me, and never ‘perhaps’ however that He’ll”.

Its this need to please God that shines on this Southern Gospel album, “Journey of Pleasure” by Karen Peck and New River.

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