Acclaimed singer, songwriter and author Audrey Assad has released the third single from her first new album of all new songs in four years, Evergreen. The song, “Drawn to You,” as well as “Wounded Healer” and first single, “Deliverer,” are available now at iTunes, 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 and available now to preorder at iTunes and Amazon.com, 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.
“Faith and belief are not things that come easily to me at all. It’s become one of the battles of my life to not feel ashamed about that,” admits Assad.
“I lose my faith a lot, and find it over-and-over again,” she continues. “The best picture I can come up with to describe what’s it’s like is that sometimes when I look inside my heart, it looks like a burned-out forest - bare branches everywhere and destruction. But there’s always a tree in the middle and it’s evergreen. It’s the tree of life. That’s what I hold onto when I’m feeling lost. ‘Drawn to You’ is a song about what I find at the bottom of the pile of my fears, my anxiety, my belief and my unbelief; I find that, at the end of every day, in every season, I am still drawn to God.”
After everything I’ve had
After everything I’ve lost
Lord, I know this much is true
I’m still drawn to you
(“Drawn to You” chorus)
In conjunction with today’s release of “Drawn to You,” Assad premieres the song’s lyric video on her YouTube channel (see above). The video was shot and animated by her husband, William G. Price III, who also created the “Wounded Healer” video on the site, as well as the “Deliverer” lyric video that was premiered by Relevant Magazine. The magazine also completed an Evergreen feature interview with Assad.
The singles are further available for immediate download by preordering Evergreen through Assad’s PledgeMusic campaign.
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 141 percent of its goal, five percent of total PledgeMusic campaign proceeds will be donated to Preemptive Love.