House You're Building

The House You're Building

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by Audrey Assad
     
 
Endearing in its vulnerability, the debut of the 27-year-old singer/songwriter reveals a woman with lots of questions and a love of literature. These two sources of inspiration fuel Assad's modern coffeehouse vibe with themes of uncertainty.There's a girl-next-door air about her that makes her sound authentic and meaningful. Whether flexing her

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Endearing in its vulnerability, the debut of the 27-year-old singer/songwriter reveals a woman with lots of questions and a love of literature. These two sources of inspiration fuel Assad's modern coffeehouse vibe with themes of uncertainty.There's a girl-next-door air about her that makes her sound authentic and meaningful. Whether flexing her vocal muscles on the powerful first single "For Love of You," or channeling her inner Stevie Nicks on the title track, she sings of her faith with infectious melody. The album is dominated by her modern, earthy folk-pop, and her tales of pressing on despite a lack of answers. Producer Marshall Altman (Marc Broussard, Natasha Bedingfield, Bethany Dillon) brought out many vocal intricacies that Assad herself wasn't aware of until the recording of the album. Her love of literature inspired many tracks, from the poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins and Francis Thompson to grander works by St. Augustine and C.S. Lewis. Assad shows promise with her refusal to compromise and refreshing new sources for lyrics.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2010
Label:
Sparrow
UPC:
5099945707520
catalogNumber:
57075
Rank:
577

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Audrey Assad   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Marshall Altman   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Harmonium,Background Vocals
Matt Slocum   Cello
Ryan MacMillan   Drums
Curt Schneider   Bass
Michael Chaves   Electric Guitar
Jon Flower   Bass
Aaron Sterling   Percussion,Drums
iZLER   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Bryan Myers   Booking
Marshall Altman   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Whistle
Steve Wilson   Composer
Matt Maher   Composer
Phillip LaRue   Composer
Marc Byrd   Composer
Ben Glover   Composer
Audrey Assad   Composer,Whistle
Sarah Hart   Composer
Eric Robinson   Engineer
Tony Johnsen   Booking
Kat Davis   Management

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The House You're Building 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
cahurricane More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this CD. Audrey Assad has a great voice and heart felt lyrics.
IrisheyesET More than 1 year ago
I'm priviledged to know this talented young woman. Audrey's voice and lyrics amazed and inspired me each Sunday. I would leave church filled up with God's love as she shared His message through her music. Whether I'm driving to work, on a road trip or exercising, Audrey's CD makes it an enjoyable experience! Check it out, you'll be so glad you did!