About the Artist
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.
Her new album Fortunate Fall was released August 13. Fortunate Fall was funded through Kickstarter in the Spring of 2013. Assad and her fans raised the goal of $40,000 in 50 hours and ended the campaign with a bang at nearly 200 percent of the goal. The album is full of songs for liturgy, personal prayer and corporate worship. The title is taken from 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!" "Fortunate Fall” is an alternative translation of “O felix culpa,” commonly heard as “O happy fault.” The album explores the beauty of human need, in that needing God allows us to know God is Christ the Redeemer and the Holy Spirit the Revealer.
11. You Speak (5:29)