*(Indianapolis, IN) - Yes, you’ve heard the buzz that the legendary Rance Allen Group has been in the studio and the group’s debut single “A Lil’ Louder (Clap Your Hands)” is nothing less than a gospel hit.
Fans of the Stellar award-winning Rance Allen Group (RAG) will hear a fresh, new sound from one of the most successful gospel trios in history.
Backed by the stratospheric falsetto of Bishop Rance and brothers Thomas and Steve, “A Lil’ Louder” will excite loyal fans and attract new listeners who crave the kind of gospel sound that makes it impossible to stay seated.
The single sets the tone for the much anticipated RAG project.
“We know this song will make anybody listening get on up, clap their hands, and praise the Lord,” said Bishop Allen who started the group over 40 years ago. “You see, all of God’s children face strife, pain and life difficulties.”
“But, through it all, God is there. He’s with you all the way – through all your trials and all your triumphs. ‘A Lil’ Louder’ inspires listeners to just take a few minutes and praise Him. Always remember that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. You have a praise inside of you…you just have to make sure that you give God a praise that is bigger than any problem you might have. So clap your hands a little louder!”
Known for such beloved gospel anthems as “Something about the Name Jesus,” “Do Your Will” and the cross-over smash “Miracle Worker,” “A Lil’ Louder” might be a surprise to some. While it is unmistakably gospel music, there is a heavy layer of R&B and soul sounds to compliment the lyrics. Tyscot Music & Entertainment founder Dr. Leonard Scott calls the fresh, new style the “modern-day ‘Miracle Worker.’”
“The horns, the rhythmic hand-clapping and the captivating message behind the song gives this iconic group an updated, 2014 feel,” said Scott. “The Rance Allen Group’s music has captured Christians for more than 40 years and we know that A Lil’ Louder is the kind of song that keeps the trio’s legacy alive… not just for their original fan-base, but for their children, grandchildren and generations to come.”
Co-written by Floyd “Timeless” Thomas and Rance Allen, A Lil’ Louder (Clap Your Hands) reminds listeners to clap hands, stomp feet and raise their voices in praise to God for the good He’s done.
“The energy this song brought out in us in the recording studio was truly God-sent,” said Bishop Allen. “I am humbled by the blessing our Father has bestowed in us and I hope that whoever hears this track will praise Him for what He’s doing and what he brought them through.”
Visit www.tyscot.com to listen to A Lil’ Louder (Clap Your Hands).
About The Rance Allen Group:
Tyscot recording artist, The Rance Allen Group (RAG) is one of the most explosive groups to emerge on the gospel scene in the 1970s. Their sanctified soul hits such as “Ain’t No Need of Crying,” “I Belong To You,” and their consecrated cover of The Temptation’s “Just My Imagination” placed them in a pantheon of deep soul artists like Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes. In the decades since, the Allen Brothers (Rance, Tom and Steve) built on their strong foundation with the R&B crossover smash “Miracle Worker,” “Do Your Will,” and “Something About The Name Jesus.” Their sacred-secular musical fusion, chunky harmonies, lyrical messages of faith and fraternity, and Rance’s stratospheric falsetto have made them standout as one of the most dynamic groups to ever shuffle across the stage of Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater. Their legendary song has earned the Monroe, Michigan natives two Stellar awards, including the Dr. Bobby Jones Legend Award, three Grammy nominations, a Soul Train nomination and an induction into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Currently residing in Toledo, Ohio with their families, the group continues to tour and minister through music across the country. The 2014 album release marks the group’s 6th recording project with Tyscot.
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