CHARLOTTE – Hailing from the Queen City, gospel ensemble Steve Dalton & The Leviticus Singers Now have released a new single, “Heal the Scars” aimed at mending a city nearly torn apart by violence.
The group’s leader felt it was important to address the recent conflict in Charlotte from a spiritual perspective.
“As Christians we cannot walk around with blinders ignoring things that are taking place in our world,” Dalton said. “We have a right to be socially aware of all types of injustice whether it be racial, spiritual, economical, etc. The Bible is not just filled with the worship songs of David, which are mostly from a vertical standpoint. But there are horizontal encounters in it as well such as murders, government issues, adultery claims, etc. So not only is it OK for us to sing about His love, but at the same time it’s also OK for us to speak out about injustice, i.e. world issues, using the message of His love to let people know that all men are created equal.”
The song is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other digital music outlets.
Started in 2002, Steve Dalton & The Leviticus Singers of Charlotte dropped their first CD, “Address Change: God’s Great Relocation Music Project,” in 2006. They are finishing up their sophomore project, “As One: Release the SOUND,” a double CD featuring one disc of worship and another disc of praise.