Arden, NC (May 24, 2022)
For the 3 Heath Brothers—Nicholas and twins Clayton and Christian—the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic struck particularly hard. Though their late 2019 Horizon Records debut, Who We Are, was widely welcomed, helping to earn the trio a coveted Favorite New Artist award in 2020’s Singing News Fan Awards, the enforced hiatus made a return to the recording studio especially difficult. Still, the group persevered, writing and gathering songs, joining labelmates, the Kingdom Heirs, on their 2021 single, “A Good Day Coming On,” and releasing their own highly-anticipated single, “It Ain’t Over Yet” at the beginning of 2022.
Now, the 3 Heath Brothers are back with a full-length follow-up, Into The Deep—which is set to release July 15. With producer Roger Talley on board once again, the collection places the Brothers’ youthful energy, sibling harmonies and appreciation for contemporary sounds in the service of the same truths that have inspired generations of Southern Gospel artists before them. The approach is announced right from the album’s first notes, a swirling opening that leads into a boldly modern feel that underpins the album’s title and cover theme:
I’m diving in, into the water
I’m swimming out, farther and farther
Where Jesus is calling me into the deep
Now I’m going in with Jesus
I’m going in all the way
From there to the closing number and next radio single, an anthemic reminder that “Jesus Is Coming Back” which seamlessly weaves in and out of the Andraé Crouch classic, “Soon And Very Soon,” Into The Deep offers a set that speaks to the Brothers’ generation with an emphasis on bold, fresh sounds, new songs—including one written by the Brothers, another written by Nicholas himself, and two more from Nicholas, labelmate Kenna Turner West and Jason Cox—and lyrics that offer the eternal Gospel of hope, encouragement, worship and faith in contemporary language. Indeed, underlining the forward-looking nature of the Brothers’ approach, only two of the eleven songs—John Peterson’s “Oh Glorious Love” and “Love Won,” both coming via The Talleys—have been previously recorded.
“Some of these songs are serious and some are fun,” note the Brothers. “Whether you are young or old, we hope that this record encourages your heart, gives you hope for the future, and inspires you to pursue a deeper relationship with God. We wrote five of these songs, but we don’t create music to make a name for ourselves. We do what we do because we truly believe that at the end of the day, ‘it’s not about us…it’s all about Jesus.’”