Southern gospel; Horizon Records – STREAM / BUY album
Continuing their ministry that has taken Southern Gospel music around the globe, The Chitans are bringing their devotion and talent to the fore with their Horizon Records debut album, Set Apart, now available on all digital platforms.
Though this year’s circumstances forced them to reorient their musical ministry away from live appearances, and their work in churches, hospitals, nursing homes, senior homes, community centers, prisons and more, The Chitans—Kaiziah, Kayandra, Jesse, Jayden, Karlainah Chitan and their parents, Layne and Karen—are bringing a new dimension to their work through a collection that shines with a joyous, yet reverent spirit that can touch listeners’ hearts even without their physical presence.
“The first time I heard The Chitans sing, I was struck by how the audience responded to them. They made an instant connection that rarely happens,” says Roger Talley, who produced the album. “I knew then that they have the potential to minister to people of every race and culture with their angelic voices and pure hearts. I’m excited about helping them broaden their ministry by partnering with them and Crossroads on this new release.”
Following the release of three singles—”Running To Jesus,” “Jesus Is Moving” and the glistening title track—that amply demonstrated the young singers’ talents, Set Apart confirms just how deeply the family has absorbed not just the message, but the distinctive sounds of Southern Gospel. Even so, the project has, in their words, “everything from Southern Gospel to Progressive Southern Gospel, from a touch of Black Gospel to a pinch of Caribbean Flavor—there’s something on it for everyone!”
“We each tried to think of which song is our favorite, but after we started listing them…well…the whole album ended up being listed,” they add. “All the songs have been a blessing and encouragement to our family. We are elated to be able to share it and we are hoping that it will bring peace, comfort, and encouragement through the Holy Spirit. We also pray it serves as an inspiration and a reminder that you are ‘Chosen.’”