The brand new album from MercyMe, titled 'The Hurt & The Healer', is released today, 22nd May 2012. Produced by Brown Bannister and Dan Muckala the album features signature MercyMe anthems, engaging pop songs and worshipful and intimate moments.
"The Hurt & The Healer is a celebration of that moment when these two worlds collide... the deep need for healing and the God who provides it" remarks lead vocalist Bart Millard. "For whatever reason, God has called us to help people through the healing process, so as we began this project, we thought, 'do we even try to fight it, this is kind of who we are,'.
The idea is to create an album to help bring healing to people, but not just healing; even in the midst of life's worst moments, there's this irony of feeling more alive than anytime before; that moment when we embrace our kids a little tighter and we reevaluate what's important in life," he continues. "The whole album revolves around this common theme, but it's not all really heavy. We hope it helps people get to a better place in these moments that seem to cripple us at times."
MercyMe are one of the few Contemporary Christian music groups to have had all of their recordings certified Gold or Platinum, as well as garner 23 Number 1 radio singles. 'The Hurt & The Healer' is the follow up to the band's 2010 album 'The Generous Mr Lovewell' which entered the Billboard's Top 200 SoundScan Chart in the USA at number 3, giving the band the highest chart debut of their career.
'The Hurt & The Healer' Track Listing:
1. You Know Better
2. You Don't Care At All
3. The Hurt & The Healer
4. To Whom It May Concern
5. You Are I Am
6. Take The Time
7. Don't Give Up On Me
8. Hold On
9. Best Of Me
10. The First Time