Martin Smith has hit the Number 1 spot in the charts in both the US and UK following the release of his first full-length solo debut album 'God's Great Dance Floor - Step 01' last week.
The album landed straight at the top of the UK's Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart, compiled in partnership with Compassion and now published weekly on Louder Than The Music. Meanwhile in the USA, the album quickly reach the top of the iTunes Christian & Gospel Chart.
'God's Great Dance Floor - Step 01' is the first album from the former Delirious lead singer, and features 10 songs, including the tracks from his 'Movement One' and 'Movement Two' mini-EPs, plus two new songs, 'Jesus Of Nazareth' and 'Shepherd Boy'.
The album features first single 'Back To The Start (God's Great Dance Floor)', which was co-written by Martin and 2013 GRAMMY winner Jonas Myrin ('10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)'). Recorded in collaboration with a young team of musicians from St. Peter's Church, Brighton, the album evolved from Martin's recent solo EP recordings which were produced independently in his home studio.
"I didn't just want to make a record with a bunch of great session guys," Martin explains. "That would've been easier. But we've been on a big journey in Brighton, and these songs have been written with community in mind. I wanted to encourage their lives and infuse their energy into the songs... you can just feel the energy and hear the joy in the music. I'm really proud of it."
'God's Great Dance Floor - Step 01'
01 Awake My Soul
02 Fire Never Sleeps
03 Back To The Start
04 Waiting Here For You
05 You Carry Me
06 Safe In Your Arms
07 Jesus Of Nazareth
09 Catch Every Tear Drop
10 Shepherd Boy