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.”