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Martin Smith's 'Iron Lung' Releases Friday
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Martin Smith's 'Iron Lung' Releases Friday
   

Posted: May 08, 2019, 5:00 PM | Category: New Releases
Artist Tags: Martin Smith
Source: Merge PR

Christian Music News, New Christian Music News It was last month when Integrity Music officially announced May 10th as the release date for Martin Smith's upcoming album, Iron Lung. As the follow-up to last year's live recording, Love Song For A City, and his last studio recording, 2014's Back To The Start, the acclaimed worship artist, songwriter, and producer is ready to debut his highly anticipated and most personal album ever recorded. 

"This record is about joy and wonder, and the grace to keep singing through the journey of life," Smith recently shared. "It's telling the story around my first breath as a child to the last breath of someone close to me. Iron Lung is a celebration of life, love, and faith." 

When writing for the album, Smith called on early memories of struggling for breath and how he needed oxygen to keep him alive. The vital importance of breath came into focus for him as a young child when he was diagnosed with a severe case of bronchial pneumonia. He was placed into an oxygen tent, similar to an early 19th-century iron lung device, which kept him alive while his parents fervently prayed for God to save his life. This harrowing experience set a course for Smith, giving him an acute perspective of the fragility of life and how God's presence, His very breath, can restore what's been broken.

For him now, it's a reminder of how God's life-giving love is oxygen for the spirit. "The theme through the record is the breath of God," Smith shares. "Without that, none of us can do anything." 

Heavily influenced by the creative community in his hometown of Brighton, a seaside town on the south coast of England, the album was developed with the musicians and creatives Smith does life with at his home church, St. Peter's. "There's an amazing worship scene in Brighton, amazing musicians," he says. "You can hear that energy in the record. It's an unrestrained explosion of joy." 

Leading up to this Friday's debut, a series of live performance music videos released this week for three songs from the album, "Iron Lung," "Great & Glorious," and "Fire's Gonna Fall." The videos were filmed in London during a live listening event and film shoot this past spring.   

Iron Lung track listing: 
Iron Lung 
Great & Glorious 
Everybody is Broken
Exalt 
Rise Up
Runaway
Fire's Gonna Fall 
Wonder Hearts 
Always Be My Love
Give Thanks For A Broken Heart 

 


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