Singer and songwriter Audrey Assad will be releasing her new hymns album on February 12. The album entitled Inheritance is what she calls "a soundtrack for prayer."
Assad explains why she wanted to release a hymns album: "Hymns are congregational. In Church there's no audience, and no performers-just believers praying with one voice."
Inheritance was fan funded through a successful pledgemusic campaign. Fans who pledged to support the project will be getting the final digital files at least two weeks early. Pledgers also were able to offer input into which hymns Audrey chose to include on the project. "I'm excited that through PledgeMusic, I found a way to make this record a true collaboration with you. For the first 3 weeks of the pre-sale, you can vote on what hymns make it to the record, so you can hear your favorites! The earlier you get in on the pre-sale, the more voting you get to do, so make your order soon!! After the first 3 weeks we'll continue the voting with other items- you'll be invited to help me select the cover artwork, photos, posters, T-Shirts, and more!! I want this record to be a community effort, so that it truly has within its DNA that same spirit in which hymns were written. I am so excited to invite you into this process. I'll be putting up multiple videos from the studio and updating you regularly on how things are going. Can't wait to make music with you!"
1. Ubi Caritas
2. Holy, Holy, Holy
3. Be Thou My Vision
4. I Wonder As I Wander
5. How Can I Keep From Singing?
6. Oh, The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
7. Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
8. New Every Morning
9. It Is Well With My Soul
10. Even Unto Death
11. Abide With Me
The first song to be released off the album is "Even Unto Death." You can listen to this new song below:
Audrey Assad is a singer-songwriter and a worship leader. Her debut album, The House You're Building, was released through Sparrow Records in July 2010 and went to be named Christian Album of 2010 on Amazon.com and the Christian Breakthrough Album of the Year on iTunes. She has worked and toured with other artists such as Chris Tomlin, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher and Jars of Clay. Audrey has been making musically independently for about 3 years, releasing the records Fortunate Fall, O Happy Fault (Live), and Death, Be Not Proud. She is also one half of the group LEVV.