Gloria Gaynor unveiled an uplifting new song, “Joy Comes In the Morning,” set to appear on her forthcoming gospel album, Testimony, out June 7th.
The song boasts a simple soul groove with crackling organ and slick guitar bouncing over a sturdy beat of drum and bass. The arrangement puts Gaynor’s pristine vocals front and center as a small choir backs up her heartening lyrics, “Don’t you know it’s darkest before the dawn/So just have faith have in the sun/Joy comes in the morning/If you just be still/Joy comes in the morning/No matter how bad it feels.”
Testimony marks Gaynor’s first album since 2013’s We Will Survive (which featured a new version of Gaynor’s signature hit, “I Will Survive”). An official track list has yet to be released, though the 10-track LP will feature a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Man of Peace.”
Gaynor recorded Testimony at the famed RCA Studio A in Nashville. The LP features guest appearances from artists like Yolanda Adams, Jason Crabb, Mike Farris and Bart Millard.