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Audrey Assad's "Heart": Music Review

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When I first heard Audrey Assad perform at a music showcase in 2010, I was immediately struck by two things … the depth of her lyrics and the honesty of her sound. Her subsequent album, The House You’re Building, further solidified my thinking with hits such as “For the Love of You” and the title track.

Fast forward by two years to her latest release Heart. Here you will find the same piano-driven style and lyrical depth, but with an added sense of maturity.

Expertly blending folk with pop, Assad stands out on tracks such as “Sparrow”, a modern-day interpretation of “His Eye is on the Sparrow”, and “No Turning Back”, a contemporary spin on “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”. Producer Marshall Altman returns to further enhance Assad’s unique style. This is quite evident on Heart’s opening track “Blessed are the Ones” and “Won Me Over”.

Without a doubt, with Heart, Assad has cemented her place on the Christian pop landscape. 

Album Highlights: “Blessed are the Ones”, “Sparrow”

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