Dove Award-winning, Grammy and Stellar award nominated contemporary gospel group Virtue is back from their almost eight-year hiatus with a new single releasing Nov. 4 entitled “You Are.” The single is a preview of a new album due out Spring 2015.

Sisters Ebony Holland, Heather Martin and Karima Kibble have been making music together for nearly 20 years. Known for their harmony, the trio has been performing since the 90s and recorded hits such as “Get Ready,” “You Just Be You,” and “Give Him the Praises.”

The trio last released an album,Testimony, in 2006. Since then sisters Ebony, Heather and Karima have become mothers, pursued other jobs and moved to different parts of the country. Even as they lived their separate lives, they all knew one day they would sing again. Heather told The Christian Post, “God said this is a part of your purpose.” So after lots of praying and the backing of a special benefactor, the women have returned to the studio.

They say long-time fans should expect to see a deeper, more spiritually mature side in their music brought on not only by their growing families but also personal pain. “Over that time (off) we have lost first our sister to alcohol, we’ve lost our father to alcohol and then our grandmother this summer that just passed and that’s been three in a row,” said Ebony. “Just going through those experiences I’ve just wanted to be in the word more.”

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