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Thursday 18th April 2019

Singer/songwriter and producer Martin Smith readies new album

Iron Lung

BRIGHTON'S renowned worship leader Martin Smith will be releasing his new album 'Iron Lung' on 10th May. Said Smith, "This record is about joy and wonder, and the grace to keep singing through the journey of life. 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-threatening that he was placed in an oxygen tent similar to an 'iron lung'. As the medical device kept him alive, Smith's Christian 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. Read a press release, "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." CR

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