❉ Genre-defying vocalist teams up with acclaimed LGBT+ singing group The Fourth Choir on resonant new song.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest living interpreters of song (“the top rank of jazz singers” – The Telegraph), Barb Jungr is a regular We Are Cult favourite, and her varied output of work continues to gain admirers. For her latest release, new single In My Troubled Days written by Barb with John McDaniel, she has teamed up with London-based LGBT+ singing ensemble The Fourth Choir Led by the highly acclaimed Dominic Ellis-Peckham, one of the UK’s finest young choral conductors.
Listen to it here:
Barb Jungr says;
“Last spring John McDaniel and I decided to write something for a Gala performance we were due to do a couple of months later and I sat down and looked out of the window. I was feeling
pretty low but the trees were in bud and there was blossom, so I went for a walk along the river. And everything I saw made my heart sing. Every flower, every ripple on the water that caught the sun, made my troubles seem so much smaller. When I started a recent collaboration with The Fourth Choir I proposed In My Troubled Days as something we might do together, John immediately wrote the choral arrangement and we recorded it in St. Silas The Martyr Church in Kentish Town just as our world was turning in a direction none of us had foreseen. I played the recording to friends, and without exception they said, please, put this out now. So we are. I hope choirs everywhere will sing it. People everywhere will sing it. I hope our world turns again and the sun shines again and the sad cafes where no-one has the answer fill again. Meanwhile I watch the blossom and the neighbour’s bees and look towards the stars.”
Choral arrangements for this song will be available online on the release date so that choirs worldwide can sing this together!
❉ Barb Jungr and The Fourth Choir – ‘In My Trouble Days’ released by Kristalyn Records on April 10th. Click here to pre-order now:
❉ News source: Barb Jungr/NJR Music.
❉ Header image: Barb-Jungr by Steve Ullathorne, 2019.