“Wait” – Kevan Peabody

Kevan Peabody (2020)
Twinkem Productions

By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever

Kevan Peabody is no stranger to the gospel music industry. The Bay Area singer, musician, and executive presents his latest offering, “Wait.”

With Psalm 27:14 and Proverbs 3:5-6 as references, “Wait” was written by Steven Roberts and features Peabody as the sole vocalist. Peabody’s tenor performance is mellifluous, with hints of the overlapping genres of blues and jazz. “Wait, I say, oh wait on the Lord!” he fervently sings in repetition, each round more passionate than the former. Meanwhile, the full-bodied music arrangement – predominantly piano and organ – aptly complements Peabody’s vocal, making “Wait” an aural delight for traditional gospel and jazz enthusiasts alike.

An industry veteran, Peabody’s production credits include Rev. James Cleveland, Edwin Hawkins, Dr. Bobby Jones, Lawrence Beaman, and Emmit Powell & The Gospel Elites.