18 July, 2023Print
Blind Boys Of Alabama Reaffirm A Lifelong Commitment To Spreading Light And Love On “Work Until My Days Are Done”First Album In Six Years Echoes Of The South Comes September 8 Via Single Lock Records
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Blind Boys of Alabama have shared “Work Until My Days Are Done,” which finds the five-time GRAMMY winners shifting between heart-wrenching doo-wop and a raucous, rafter-raising second half; recalling the group’s rich history “epitomizing a livelier breed of gospel” (New York Times). While the Blind Boys make this standard their own, the themes of “Work Until My Days Are Done” perfectly suit the group’s long-held mission statement: “as long as everybody gives all that they have to give and we sing songs that touch the heart, we'll live on forever.” That belief has taken on even deeper meaning recently, as they've reckoned with the loss of two of their own - Paul Beasley and Benjamin Moore - and they’ll release their first album in six years Echoes Of The South (Single Lock Records) on September 8 in their honor. “We lost two great champions in Ben and Paul,” reflects 91-year-old group leader Jimmy Carter. “But I know they would want the Blind Boys to keep on going.” Both the new album and song were co-produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, John Prine), Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes, Jason Isbell) and Charles Driebe.
Listen to “Work Until My Days Are Done” here: https://youtu.be/22sNAi9AJqc
Pre-order Echoes Of The South here: http://link.singlelock.com/blindboys