Audrey Assad has released a new single entiled "The Middle." The song, a cover originnally recorded by Jimmy Eat World, addresses our lifelong quest. Where do you get your sense of self worth? The song advocates that we should not let our circumstances or others define our values. "The Middle" follows on the heels of Assad's critically acclaimed single "Shiloh."
Don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out
Or looked down on
Just try your best
Try everything you can
Don't you worry what they tell themselves
When you're away
Jimmy Eat World released the original version in November 2001 as the second single of their fourth album Bleed American. It was a number-five hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2002 and reached the top 50 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
About Audrey Assad:
Lauded by the New York Times, multiple Dove Award nominee and iTunes Christian Breakthrough Album of the Year recipient (The House You're Building, 2010) Assad releases music she calls "soundtracks for prayer" on Fortunate Fall Records. In addition to her top-charting albums, Audrey speaks about art, faith, womanhood, justice and pornography addiction at Catholic and evangelical events such as Q Ideas, Focus Conferences and more. She has written songs for Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, Brett Younker, Sarah Hart, Meredith Andrews and others, is featured on Chris Tomlin's RIAA certified Gold record, Glory in the Highest (2009), and her cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" is heard in the fall 2016 season opener of NBC's Timeless.
Having toured with Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Jars of Clay and others, Audrey has further been featured at World Youth Day 2016 (Poland), Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral and during the Papal Event "World Meeting of Families." She also writes reflective and devotional entries for the likes of Christianity Today, the Magnificat and Blessed is She.