It’s Been 14 years, Now It’s Finally Here! The Whispers’ latest single:
Release Date: July 10, 2020
(Available for download at www.Amazon.com and all major streaming platforms)
The yearning and anticipation for new Whispers’ music has come to an end. It’s been 14 years since the legendary Whispers released “For Your Ears Only” in 2006. The journey for “How Long” began in 1983 when Magic Mendez, a longtime producer/composer for the Whispers, was moved to develop lyrics addressing worldwide events that were motivated by hate and despair. This thought-provoking music sat on the shelf until recent occurrences prompted its resurrection.
Fast forward to 2020 when Magic made a few adjustments to the original arrangement which caught the ear of the Whispers, especially the lyrics. Ironically, those same words that were appropriate in 1983 also applied to similar events in 2020. It’s amazing that after 37 years we are faced with the realization that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
But love always prevails. It’s the key to Unity and Peace. The Whispers have always been at the forefront of promoting and inspiring social change (“Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong”, “Help Them See the Light”, “Olivia”) Hence, in 2020, Scotty, Walter and Leaveil ask the questions: How long will we argue, how long will we fight? When will we have unity to change the wrong to right? Don’t you know Love is the answer? The Countdown begins June 30th on social media.
The chilling intro comes “Out of the mouth of babes”. Scotty’s five year old granddaughter tells us what we should all know and understand: IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE.