“Can’t Wait”
Red Hands feat. Jonathan McReynolds
Black Suit Music (release date: October 29, 2021)

By Robert M. Marovich

The six-member Ohio band Red Hands sways and swaggers like The Roots sans brass while Jonathan McReynolds moves and grooves as the featured vocalist on “Can’t Wait.”

The funky and optimistic arrangement, amplified by the wide-eyed wonder apparent in McReynolds’ voice, portrays the journey from this life to the next not something to fear but to anticipate as eagerly as summer vacation. Finger popping all the way up the heavenly staircase. Over there is unity, singing, and worship. (I’m hoping also for an endless supply of Krispy Kremes).

In addition to backing other gospel singers, Red Hands is the house band on NBC’s songwriting competition show “Songland.”

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Written by : Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.