Marking a musical rebirth for former Delirious? frontman, co-founder and primary songwriter, Martin Smith, his solo debut, God’s Great Dance Floor, Step 01, released to five-star acclaim and went all the way to No. 1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart.
Smith is now set to deliver his second, full-length installment, God’s Great Dance Floor, Step 02. Releasing Oct. 1, the album pre-sale is available now at iTunes and Amazon.com.
As Step 01 was born out of a reinvigorated season of life in a new local church community (St. Peter’s – a Holy Trinity Brompton church plant), God’s Great Dance Floor, Step 02 continues that journey with a new collection of personal revival songs rich with biblical context. A welcoming invitation to prodigals and faithful alike, God’s Great Dance Floor, Step 02 is a reminder that God’s grace is for everyone.
This new collection of worship songs features a duet with Sarah Bird on “God Is Coming,” and vocals from Martin’s daughter Elle-Anna on the title track, “God’s Great Dance Floor,” written by Martin and Chris Tomlin.
Elle-Anna was also featured in the lead role of Martin’s first video from Step 01, “Back To The Start (God’s Great Dance Floor),” which has received over 300,000 YouTube views. Step 2 also includes co-writes with Tim Hughes (Worship Central), Reuben Morgan (Hillsong), Nick Herbert (St. Stevens -Twickenham) and GRAMMY Award winning Michael W. Smith, Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin.
“Thanks to all of you who have been so encouraging about Step 01. I had no idea how it would be received, but I was pleased to see people getting out on God’s dance floor again,” says Martin. “When I started writing again, I had no plan to release the songs or record an album. It’s been a new adventure since Delirious?, and I am encouraged that these new songs have connected with so many of you…I’m honored that so many are interested enough to be a part of this journey.”
Highlights on the album are opening tracks “You Are My Salvation,” co-written with Morgan and featured as the first video from the new project and “Emmanuel,” co-written with Redman and Herbert. Another standout track, “Great Is Your Faithfulness,” was also written with Redman.
Smith will be hitting six countries in Europe with Matt Redman in October and ten cities in the UK with Leeland in November. For all the latest tour updates and more, go to http://martinsmith.tv.
While on tour, Smith will also learn if he receives the first Dove Awards of his solo career. Receiving his first two Dove Award nominations as a solo artist last month, Smith’s Spanish album, Dia De Redencion (Day of Redemption), was nominated for Spanish Language Album of the Year while Jesus Culture With Martin Smith: Live From New York, recorded with Jesus Culture, is nominated for Special Event Album of the Year.