Desmond Pringle Memorializes Charleston 9 In New Song

Written by: Gregory Gay

Pringle Get Us ThroughSinger/songwriter Pastor Desmond Pringle, a Charleston, SC native pays tribute to the Charleston 9 as he releases a new single on the anniversary of the tragedy at Emanuel AME Church.

“It was very personal,” he said. “As I watched the news, I am seeing places that are very familiar to me – every street sign and every landmark. One of the ladies who was killed was the wife of the pastor at the church I grew up in. I sang at Emanuel AME just a few months prior and had been in talks with Rev. Senator Clementa Pinckney (Emanuel AME’s Pastor who was also killed) to come back and do a concert there. It was crazy.  As I watched the reports, I just sang to myself, ‘Get us through, Lord, Oh get us through.’ And there the song was. It came very organically.”

Get Us Through,” will be released on Friday, June 17th on iTunes, CD baby, Amazon and other digital platforms.Pringle will join others  marking the anniversary of the incident and to remember the lives of those lost on June 25th at the Emanuel AME Church.

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