Audrey Assad's Releases First Single From Evergreen, "Deliverer"
"Jesus came not to defend us from God, but to display in His life, death and resurrection exactly who God has always been" – Audrey Assad
Set to release internationally Feb. 23, 2018, Evergreen stems from a season of renewed creativity for Assad. Forging through the flames of personal pain in the deepest corners of her broken heart, new songs of rebirth, identity, the rebuilding of trust and discovery of joy and love have taken shape.
"I grew up with some rather terrible and terrifying ideas about who God was. Mostly, I believed that God only loved me because Jesus stepped in between us and God couldn't see me anymore—this contributed to many years of a tormented and broken-down relationship with God, based mostly in fear and shame," reveals Assad. "Imagine the deep healing that took place when I came to recognize that Jesus came not to defend us from God, but to display in His life, death and resurrection exactly who God has always been. Jesus is often called 'Immanuel,' which means 'God with us.'
"When I looked at the ruins in my heart, I found Him there 'preaching His gospel to the poor,'" Assad continues, quoting Thomas Merton (http://www.monks.org/
In conjunction with today's release of the single, RELEVANT Magazine premieres the "Deliverer" lyric video at https://relevantmagazine.com/
The single is further available for immediate download by preordering Evergreen through Assad's PledgeMusic campaign at www.pledgemusic.com/
Providing exclusives like vinyl albums, t-shirts, original artwork, Skype calls with Assad and much more, pledgers participating in the journey toward Assad's new album will also have access to regular posts, videos and live streams from Assad. Already hitting 127 percent of its goal, five percent of total PledgeMusic campaign proceeds will be donated to Preemptive Love (http://preemptivelove.org/)
The pathway to the new album follows Assad's current five-star (http://www.ccmmagazine.com/
For more information on Audrey Assad and Evergreen, go to http://pledgemusic.com/
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About Audrey Assad:
Lauded by the New York Times, multiple Dove Award nominee and iTunes Christian Breakthrough Album of the Year recipient (The House You're Building, 2010) Audrey Assad releases music she calls "soundtracks for prayer" on Fortunate Fall Records. In addition to her albums, Audrey speaks about art, faith, womanhood, justice and pornography addiction at Catholic and evangelical events such as Q Ideas, Focus Conferences and more. She has written songs for Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, Brett Younker, Sarah Hart, Meredith Andrews and others, is featured on Chris Tomlin's RIAA certified Gold record, Glory in the Highest (2009), and her cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" is heard in the fall 2016 season opener of NBC's hit show Timeless. Having toured with Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Jars of Clay and others, Audrey has further been featured at World Youth Day 2016 (Poland), Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral and during the Papal Event "World Meeting of Families." She also writes reflective and devotional entries for the likes of Christianity Today, the Magnificat and Blessed is She.
About Tone Tree Music:
Established in 2010, Tone Tree Music offers sales, retail marketing and distribution for independent artists. Tone Tree Music has represented such acclaimed artists as The Civil Wars, Lindsey Stirling, Audrey Assad, Holly Williams, Peter Bradley Adams, Jars of Clay, Ruelle, Joy Williams, Birdtalker, HalfNoise, Marc Scibilia and more. (www.tonetreemusic.com)
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