Arden, North Carolina (March 22, 2024) — For their fourth single on Horizon Records, Southern Gospel “supergroup” Lauren (Talley), Amber (Eppinette Saunders) & Kenna (Turner West) serve up a simmering take on an evergreen call that resounds through decades of American gospel music: “take me to the water.” Co-written by Kenna Turner West, whose soulful lead is complemented by vivid harmonies from Lauren and Amber, “Take Me To The Water” is a modern evocation of baptism rife with echoes of the past.

“As a co-writer on the song,” says Kenna, “we were basically trying to tell a story of salvation — from hearing that there is ‘living water’ that can satisfy the thirsty soul, to receiving the invitation to come and drink freely from the ‘River of Life,’ to following a profession of faith in Jesus Christ with baptism. It’s all there, and what a celebration it turned out to be!”

Beginning with a subtle yet insistent rhythm section groove, “Take Me To The Water” quickly zeroes in on Turner West’s nuanced vocal as she serves up the emblematic first verse:

My soul is thirsty and I don’t know why
But everything seems dusty and dry
But I heard there’s something that satisfies
So take me to the water

Musical tension builds through the second verse, until a fuller sound — and those rich harmonies — launch the inspirational chorus:

Take me to the water
The river of life
Take me to the water
That satisfies
I need a healing flood so take me
To the water

Fulfilling the promise first made in the informal singing sessions that planted the idea of recording this special grouping, “Take Me To The Water” offers unmistakable proof that the trio of Lauren, Amber & Kenna knows as well as anyone how to link Gospel music’s past, present and future in an inspirational message of redemption.

Listen to “Take Me To The Water” HERE.

About Lauren, Amber and Kenna
In a project rooted in one glorious moment of spontaneous music-making, Horizon & Sonlite Records artists Lauren Talley, known from her time with award-winning gospel group The Talleys and as a powerful soloist; Amber Eppinette Saunders, dynamic vocalist of 11th Hour, one of today’s leading Southern Gospel groups; and Kenna Turner West, a celebrated and award-winning songwriter and vocalist, are now bringing their personal talents and experiences together for a unique collaborative endeavor: Writing, recording and releasing music as a trio simply known as Lauren, Amber & Kenna.

With a vocal blend comparable to great collaborations both within and beyond the world of Gospel music — from the legendary Trio of Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt to Sisters and Point of Grace — Lauren, Amber and Kenna have taken an expansive approach to their work, combining their individual and joint influences and interests to create music that ranges from Gospel to Worship, and CCM to Southern Gospel, yet always retaining both their distinctive individual voices and the common roots they share.