Audrey Assad - Evergreen

Published Saturday 10th March 2018
Audrey Assad - Evergreen
Audrey Assad - Evergreen

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 168907-26554
LABEL: Fortunate Fall
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1


Reviewed by Joy Attmore

It has been four years since we last received an album of original songs from the highly celebrated singer/songwriter. Audrey now follows her collection of reimagined hymns with this set after a season of searching, therapy, introspection and healing. Assad has created beautiful soundscapes using plenty of mellotron and the occasional drum appearance which match her journal-style writing and allow the listener to feel the vulnerability of her process. There is also an undeniably Irish influence to several of the tracks as a result of her childhood love of the style. "Wounded Healer" is driven by a Celtic-flavoured melody that will have you resonating with the driving chorus. Hip-hop artist Propaganda is featured on the track "River", which explores the justice of God and quotes the famous verse from Amos 5:24, "let justice roll on like a river. . ." The poignant piano ballad "Drawn To You", which wraps up the album, ends with this beautiful confession: "After everything's been said/After everything love cost/Lord, I know this much is true/I'm still drawn to you." 'Evergreen' is reminiscent of the depth that we see in the Psalms as Assad confesses her inner struggles and questions, yet also continues to turn her attention and praise to God. Perfect to listen to on a long drive or in the quiet of your living room, this is an album, and journey, worthy of giving your time and attention to

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Sample Track Listing:
1. Evergreen [Listen]
2. Deliverer [Listen]
3. Little Things With Great Love [Listen]
4. The Joy Of The Lord [Listen]
5. River [Listen]
6. Unfolding [Listen]
7. Teresa [Listen]
8. Irrational Season [Listen]
9. Wounded Healer [Listen]
10. When I See You [Listen]
11. Immanuel's Land [Listen]
12. Drawn To You [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.












We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.