From “Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble?”, “Waiting Here For You”, “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever”, to frontman for the groundbreaking band Delirious?, lead singer of Army Of Bones and even a solo worship leader, Martin Smith is back with his new breathtaking album Iron Lung.
The title track 'Iron Lung' is a biographically themed song. Martin was born with bronchial pneumonia. His parents took him to hospital (because he wasn't making a noise) where he was placed in an iron lung. His Dad prayed, if God brought their Son through this, they would give him over to God. "My Father made a deal with God and left me stranded in the arms of Love"
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Worship Meets Rock| Posted May 19, 2019 What You Need To Know Martin Smith, best known for fronting beloved Christian worship band, Delirious?, releases Iron Lung, his first studio album in six years.
What It Sounds Like
With Iron Lung, Martin Smith gives us a sound that is the perfect combination of worship ("Exalt," "Fire's Gonna Fall") and rock ("Iron Lung," "Great and Glorious"). The album is synth-heavy and atmospheric while at the same time giving space for guitar and drums to shine. As usual, Martin's iconic vocal brings heartfelt lyrics to life as only he can.
The title track, "Iron Lung", is inspired by a miraculous story from Martin's life. As a baby, he came down with bronchial pneumonia and was placed in an iron lung to help him breathe. Prior to his recovery, his mother prayed and promised to dedicate Martin back to God if He would heal him. The song paints a powerful image of remembering our stories, the trials God has brought us through, and how He brings purpose out of some of our most difficult moments.
Best Song On The Record
"Everybody Is Broken" is a standout on the album. It's sonically diverse and super interesting to listen to. Martin speak-sings the lyrics in a way that almost makes the song feel like a spoken word piece. The lyrics cleverly weave in the themes of Ezekiel 37 and the valley of dry bones story to convey that although each of us is broken, God restores and brings dead things to life.