Acclaimed singer, songwriter and author Audrey Assad releases today the third single from her first new album of all new songs in four years, Evergreen. The song, "Drawn to You," as well as "Wounded Healer" and first single, "Deliverer," are available now at iTunes, Spotify and more digital outlets globally from Fortunate Fall Records with Tone Tree Music distribution.
With the full album set to release internationally Feb. 23 and available now to preorder atiTunes and Amazon.com, 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.
"Faith and belief are not things that come easily to me at all. It's become one of the battles of my life to not feel ashamed about that," admits Assad.
"I lose my faith a lot, and find it over-and-over again," she continues. "The best picture I can come up with to describe what's it's like is that sometimes when I look inside my heart, it looks like a burned-out forest -bare branches everywhere and destruction. But there's always a tree in the middle and it's evergreen. It's the tree of life. That's what I hold onto when I'm feeling lost. 'Drawn to You' is a song about what I find at the bottom of the pile of my fears, my anxiety, my belief and my unbelief; I find that, at the end of every day, in every season, I am still drawn to God."
After everything I've had
After everything I've lost
Lord, I know this much is true
I'm still drawn to you
("Drawn to You" chorus)
In conjunction with today's release of "Drawn to You," Assad premieres the song's lyric video on her YouTube channel. The video was shot and animated by her husband, William G. Price III, who also created the "Wounded Healer" video on the site, as well as the "Deliverer" lyric video that was premiered by Relevant Magazine. The magazine also completed anEvergreen feature interview with Assad that can be seen athttps://relevantmagazine.com/culture/music/audrey-assad-opens-lost-found-faith-new-album/.
The singles are further available for immediate download by preordering Evergreen through Assad's PledgeMusic campaign at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/audrey-assad.
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 141 percent of its goal, five percent of total PledgeMusic campaign proceeds will be donated to Preemptive Love.
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. Her current five-star acclaimed and No. 1 selling Adult Contemporary (CMTA / SoundScan) hymns album,Inheritance (2016), pays homage to her Plymouth Brethren heritage and to her Catholic faith and charismatic spirituality.
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)