Audrey Assad releases her first album as an independent artist since departing her major label. Backed by overwhelming support from fans, it showcases a true artist committed to excellence, the church and an inexhaustible pursuit of creativity. If you aren't familiar with her or just need to catch up, check out her latest bio below, plus links to her latest album and FREE tracks just for you!
Audrey Assad is an independent singer, musician and songwriter whose musical influences range from Paul Simon and the Carpenters to Feist and Jack White. More often than not she has her nose in a book—usually something by Tolstoy, C.S. Lewis, Pope John Paul II, or Madeline L'Engle. Born and raised and home-schooled in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Audrey worked one of her first jobs in New York City at 16—and she's been an entrepreneur ever since! After spending a few years in sunny South Florida,
Audrey moved to Nashville, TN and spent 4 years working with Sparrow Records. She married William Price III in 2011 and she has a great passion for extolling the peculiarities and joys of the Sacrament. She now makes music for the Church which that Sacrament so vividly illuminates.
In her spare time, Audrey is an avid and adventurous home cook—her experiments usually involve bacon.
Her new album Fortunate Fall will releases August 13th. Fortunate Fall was funded through Kickstarter in the Spring of 2013. She and her fans raised the goal of $40,000 in 50 hours and ended the campaign with a bang at nearly 200% of the goal. The album is full of songs for liturgy, personal prayer, and corporate worship and the title is taken from the Exsultet– "O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the Death of Christ! O happy fault that earned so great, so glorious a Redeemer!"
“Fortunate Fall” is an alternative translation of “O felix culpa,” commonly heard as “O happy fault.” The album explores the beauty of human need, in that needing God allows us to know God is Christ the Redeemer and the Holy Spirit the Revealer.