Jason Gray has released his new single “Glory Days” from the upcoming third volume of his three-part album, Order Disorder Reorder, which will be available Oct. 2.
“I love the way the two different uses of ‘glory’ play together in these verses,” says Gray, referencing 2 Cor. 3:18 and Romans 5:3-4 as the inspiration for his new single. “It got me thinking about the phrase ‘glory days’ and how we tend to think of the glory days as a charmed time in our life when everything was perfect and trouble-free. But as I read those verses, and elsewhere in scripture, it’s clear that the difficult days are when God gets his best work done in us; as suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character, and character hope [Rom. 5:3-4]. I wondered: what if our glory days are actually the days of trouble and struggle that God uses to transform me ‘from glory to glory?’ [2 Cor. 3:18]
“I find myself feeling something like a quiet anticipation on days when I’m feeling broken hearted,” continues Gray. “I, too, can ‘glory in my sufferings’ [Rom. 5:3] because I know those are good days to seek God, trusting that I’m in a good place for him to do his work in me, moving me from glory to glory, making me more of the person I most want to be—someone who looks a little more like Jesus every day.”
“Glory Days” is the latest from Gray in a cascading release schedule of Order Disorder Reorder that has been divided into three parts “to give time and space to reflect on one part of the journey before digging into the next,” Gray says.
The first part of his new album Order released a year ago featuring the Top 10 Billboard Christian AC chart radio hit “I’m Gonna Let It Go.” Part two, Disorder, released March 20, features the Top 20 Billboard AC Indicator chart hit single “Remind Me You’re Here.” The final chapter of Gray’s new album, Reorder, is about coming out the other side of our hardship “as wiser, stronger, more humble and compassionate versions of ourselves.”
Playing the new music and fan favorites during his first in-person concert in over three months that was held outdoors at Life Stream Church (Allendale, MI) in June, Gray also led at a summer camp last month and recently played a “The Singer & The Son Tour” Livestream benefit concert for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.
“Glory Days” is now available on music streaming platforms.