Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and author Audrey Assad launches a PledgeMusic campaign today at http://pledgemusic.com/audreyassad, inviting participants in the journey toward the release of her third independent album and first new album of all new songs in four years, Evergreen. Slated to release internationally Feb. 23, 2018 on Fortunate Fall Records with Tone Tree Music distribution, the new album 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.
With nearly 20 new songs already written for Evergreen, Audrey is turning to PledgeMusic to engage her audience in the process as she chooses tracks for the new album, as well as to provide exclusives like vinyl albums, t-shirts, original artwork, Skype calls with her and much more. Pledgers will also have access to regular posts, videos and live streams from Assad as she records the new album now through the end of September.
"I'd be so grateful for your partnership. It really does enhance the project to have you along," encourages Assad. "I have a lot to sing about, and after a few years of being unable to say that, I am unutterably grateful."
The pathway to the new album follows Assad's current five-star acclaimed and No. 1 selling Adult Contemporary (CMTA / SoundScan) hymns album, Inheritance, which released Feb. 2016 and that pays homage to her Plymouth Brethren heritage and to her Catholic faith and charismatic spirituality. Inheritance offered Audrey a chance to pause, take stock, heal and rediscover "the tree of life that truly never dies."
"Though I have what I would call a 'wounded faith,' and probably always will," says Assad, "I found that even after it felt like everything had burned down around and inside of me, there were still a few insistent seedlings poking up through the ashes on the forest floor. I found that the tree of life is evergreen; and though my faith looks and feels very different than it used to, it still survives. Even when belief seems dead, faith can still bloom.
"While I've learned that I have to walk with uncertainty on this road, I can't help but sing about the beauty I see along the way," continues Assad. "There really is peace that passes understanding. For the first time in my life, I think I'm beginning to know what that actually means."
For more information on Audrey Assad and Evergreen, go tohttp://pledgemusic.com/audreyassad,
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 Magnificatand 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)