Praise and Worship News Report
NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR on April 12,2019
Smith’s Upcoming Project Touted As A Celebration of Life, Love, And Faith; Self-Titled Single Is Third Instant Great Song, Available Today
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Integrity Music has 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 about the making of Iron Lung. “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.”
As a child, Smith was diagnosed with a serious case of bronchial pneumonia, which became so life and death that he was literally placed in an oxygen tent similar to an ‘iron lung.’ As the medical device kept him alive, Smith’s faith-filled parents prayed that if God would “let him make a noise,” they would give their son back to Him and dedicate him to His service. The profound experience of their pain and turmoil heavily influenced Smith to title the album Iron Lung, as did the unexpected death of Smith’s mother-in-law during the making of the album. His family’s sudden loss deeply affected the recording of his vocals, as he poured out his heart as the lyrics were brought to life. The ten songs found on Iron Lung each declare that through trying times breath can feel heavy and immensely painful, but that joy and wonder can and will be found in the end.
Iron Lung was produced by Gabriel Wilson (Bethel Music, John Mark McMillan). “Working with Martin Smith was, for me, the highest honor,” Wilson says. “Martin’s desire to dive deep and write from a place he’s never written before was truly an inspiration. His trust in me to capture the stories and sounds of Iron Lung is humbling, to say the least.”
As the follow-up to Iron Lung’s pre-order instant grat singles that released in March, “Fire’s Gonna Fall” and “Great & Glorious,” the third and final instant grat song, “Iron Lung,” makes its debut today to all digital sales and streaming platforms.
“And I heard the sound of Your voice
I felt the breath in my lungs
I felt the joy in my bones
And I started to sing, I started to sing
I felt the wonder of love
I knew the kindness of God
I joined with the angels above
And I started to sing, I started to sing for You
Forever I’ll sing, forever I’ll sing for You”
“Iron Lung” was written by: Martin Smith
© 2019 exclusively published by Gloworks Publishing Limited c/o Bucks Music Group Limited (PRS)
Iron Lung track listing:
Great & Glorious
Everybody is Broken
Fire’s Gonna Fall
Always Be My Love
Give Thanks For A Broken Heart
Album Available Today on Amazon.com
ABOUT MARTIN SMITH: For three decades, the Brighton, U.K.-based Smith has been penning songs that bring fresh air to the lungs of the church, whether as a solo artist or a founding member of the ground-breaking band Delirious?. This includes favorites “Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble?,” “Waiting Here For You,” “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever” and “History Maker.” Smith’s songs have connected generations and inspired and influenced worship leaders and worshippers alike. For more information, including music and tour updates, visit MartinSmithMusic.com
ABOUT INTEGRITY MUSIC: Integrity Music is part of the David C. Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. With offices in Nashville, Tennessee (US) and Eastbourne, East Sussex (UK), Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Integrity publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including “Great Are You Lord,” “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “In Christ Alone,” “10,000 Reasons,” “Here I Am To Worship,” “The Lion And The Lamb,” “Great I Am,” and “We Believe,” among others. Additional information is available at integritymusic.com.
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