The Harlem Gospel Travelers Share ‘Hold Your Head Up’

It's an urgent piece of gospel soul...

New York based The Harlem Gospel Travelers have shared new song ‘Hold Your Head Up’.

The group honour the deep roots that gospel has within American music, tapping back into the source in order to find full expression. The band’s 2019 debut ‘He’s On Time’ was a remarkable set of punchy songwriting, the soulful evocation matched to pristine production.

Somehow both classic and utterly new, The Harlem Gospel Travelers worked hard across the pandemic, the central trio – Thomas Gatling, George Marage and Dennis Bailey – pushed their sound into fresh directions, while remaining true to the ties that anchor them.

“Gospel’s at the root of everything,” says Gatling. “Country, folk, rock, soul, blues; we love it all,
and it’s all in there.”

New album ‘Look Up!’ is incoming, reminiscent of classic vocal gospel groups such as The Soul Stirrers, The Dixie Hummingbirds, and The Swan Silvertones.

We’re able to share new song ‘Hold Your Head Up’, an inspired piece of gospel music with an urgent, dynamic feel. Acting as a counterpoint to their song ‘Fight On’, this new track finds The Harlem Gospel Travelers pushing themselves further and further, the interplay of those harmonies resounding up into the heavens.

Thomas Gatling comments…

‘Hold Your Head Up’ was written as part two to our song ‘Fight On’. Where as ‘Fight On’ is the rallying of the troops. “Hold your head up” is the encouragement throughout the battle. Lines like “gotta keep my head up to hold my crown” are to encourage everyone to know. No matter what you are going through keep your head up.To let them know you are somebody that you come from greatness. It’s a sound you have never heard from us before. I’ve said in interviews before I wang to be a rock star so bad. So this is my rock star song with a gospel flair. Makes you wanna head bash but also lets you know God is with you…”

Tune in now.

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