Audrey Assad’s kickstarted indie record, titled Fortunate Fall, is slated to release Aug 13, 2013.
After two records and several years of making CCM music, Audrey Assad is throwing in the towel. She is, as Jon Acuff would say, a Quitter. Leaving Christian pop music behind, Audrey is now passionately pouring into a long- lost love of hers: Church music.
Fortunate Fall features eleven songs in three movements—one movement each to explore Man’s need for God, Christ’s humility as the good Shepherd, and the Holy Spirit as Light and Revealer of the Love of God. In a manner befitting church use, Fortunate Fall explores the mystery posited by St Augustine when he said, “God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to permit no evil to exist.” – Enchiridion (c. 420 ), Ch. 27
Influences on Fortunate Fall range from the Anglican choral tradition and harmony-laden hymns of Audrey’s youth to Catholic liturgy and charismatic prayer. The title is an alternate translation of the phrase “O happy fault,” which appears in the Exsultet:
“O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the Death of Christ! O happy fault that earned so great, so glorious a Redeemer!”
Audrey Assad is an independent singer, musician, and songwriter whose musical influences range from Paul Simon and the Carpenters to Feist and Jack White. More often than not she has her nose in a book—usually something by Tolstoy, C.S. Lewis, Pope John Paul II, or Madeline L’Engle.
Born and raised and home-schooled in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Audrey worked one of her first jobs in New York City at 16—and she’s been an entrepreneur ever since! After spending a few years in sunny South Florida, Audrey moved to Nashville, TN and spent 4 years working with Sparrow Records. She married William Price III in 2011 and she has a great passion for extolling the peculiarities and joys of the Sacrament. She now makes music for the Church which that Sacrament so vividly illuminates. In her spare time, Audrey is an avid and adventurous home cook—her experiments usually involve bacon.
Here’s a little taste of her work:
My wife and I had a chance to hang out with her and her husband the last time they were in Seattle. They’re the real deal. And she’s a fantastic musician. Get her album!