New album Evergreen releases Feb. 23, 2018, PledgeMusic Pre-order campaign reaches 133% Of Goal—Assad gives birth to second child
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and author Audrey Assad releases today the second single from her third independent album and first new album of all new songs in four years, Evergreen. The song, “Wounded Healer” (buy single), as well as first single, “Deliverer” (buy single) are now available digitally. Watch the official lyric video for “Wounded Healer” on this page by clicking “play” above.
With the full album 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.
“Though I have remained a Christian nominally throughout my entire life, including these latter ‘unconvinced years,’ I can truly say I am being born again today as I realize on a deeper level than ever before that Christ is not a set of ideas or a law or a prophet or a priest, but the Person/Word of God about whom John waxed poetic and to whom all things point, in whom all things begin,” shares Assad.
“And as I grapple with life’s most painful questions, especially regarding suffering,” continues Assad, “I find myself drawn again and again to contemplate that scene between Christ and Thomas; to ask for insight into what it reveals about God that Jesus kept his wounded body and that that body was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven. I feel compelled to seek comfort in the wounds of a Wounded Healer.”
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