I have liked Audrey Assad’s music since I first heard her singing “Winter Snow” on Chris Tomlin’s CD Glory in the Highest-Christmas Songs of Worship last fall. Since then she has been featured in studio on my local Christian Radio station, TheJoyFM, a few times and I just love her soothing vocals and sweet spirit.
I was very excited when I was asked to review her debut solo album, The House You’re Building, which released last month. In case you haven’t heard of Audrey yet here is some info:
Audrey is a 27-year-old singer/songwriter based out of Phoenix. Individualistic. A free spirit. Untraditional. Truly one-of-a-kind, this intensely honest singer-songwriter is carving out her own unique path in the music industry and opening hearts to God along the way. I think her story of self-acceptance would be a great fit for your audience! Digital outlets have already welcomed Assad with the single “For Love Of You” receiving one of iTunes ® strongest debuts on the Christian/Gospel Singles chart. Assad has already toured with industry elites Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Tenth Ave North and more. The 27 year-old, Phoenix-based singer songwriter also landed a duet with Chris Tomlin with “Winter Snow” on his Glory in the Highest Christmas album as well as sang with Brandon Heath on 2 songs from forthcoming Jars of Clay Shelter project.
Audrey’s clear, haunting voice is beautiful and soothing to the soul. The songs on The House You’re Building are a well thought out mix of worship, prayer and praise songs. I’ve listened to the CD several times and I have had trouble choosing a favorite song. This is one of those CDs that I will worship with in my quiet time and a different song will hit me as significant depending on what I am walking through at the time. I think right now my favorite is “Restless”, this is the chorus: “And I’m restless, I’m restless, ‘Til I rest in You let me rest in You. And I’m restless, I’m restless, ‘Til I rest in You let me rest in You. O God I will rest in You.” Those lyrics about sum it up for me right now.
Check out Audrey’s new CD at your local Christian bookstore or click this link The House You’re Building to buy it on Amazon.com.