Acclaimed singer, songwriter and author Audrey Assad recently released the second single from her third independent album and first new album of all new songs in four years, Evergreen. The song, "Wounded Healer," as well as first single, "Deliverer," are available now at iTunes, Amazon.com, 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, 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."
In conjunction with the release of "Wounded Healer," 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 "Deliverer" lyric video that was premiered by Relevant Magazine.
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 133 percent of its goal, five percent of total PledgeMusic campaign proceeds will be donated to Preemptive Love.
As Assad experiences her own spiritual rebirth, she has also given birth to her second child, Camila St. Clare Price. Born Oct. 19, Camila is Arabic for "complete" and Clare is Latin for "clear." Audrey and her husband also have a three-year-old son, William G. Price IV.