Today, singer-songwriter Audrey Assad releases her third single, "Drawn to You," from her latest album Evergreen. It is a song she has written together with multiple Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning artist Matt Maher.
Assad writes on her Facebook page, "Friends, Today I am SO excited to share a song with you that closes out the album, and that has moved me at a deep level since the day Matt Maher and I sat down to write its chorus, which came first."
"For the last few years I've made no secret of my struggles to believe and my release of my need for certitude," Assad continues. "I have gone through a real and painful and long deconstruction process. It has taken me to some spiritual and emotional places which, though uncharted and overwhelming at times, have also provided opportunities for clarity and freedom."
Explaining how her faith has matured, she says, "I am somewhat removed now from both blind adherence to a legalistic rule-based system of faith AND the subsequent reactionary anti-fundamentalism anger binge; and I find that after all of it, I am still drawn to God.
Assad concludes, "That is my story and my song at this point in my life, and I hope you find in these words and melodies a safe room for tears, for anger, fear, or sorrow-or for praise, gratitude, and peace-or for the strange cocktail of emotions seemingly at odds that I'll call "all of the above. With love, Audrey"
The official lyric video for Assad's "Drawn To You" is directed by William Pricell and filmed on New York City's Staten Island near the singer's hometown in New Jersey. The video can be viewed below:
"Drawn To You," along with her previous two singles from Evergreen, "Wounded Healer" and "Deliverer," is available for download and streaming now at iTunes, Spotify, and other digital outlets globally.