Most Christian music fans are familiar with the popular band Sanctus Real. Many of them may be unaware of the painful tragedy that lead singer Matt Hammitt experienced over the past year.
After learning that the baby he and his wife Sarah were expecting would be born with a serious heart defect, Matt turned to music to cope with the overwhelming challenge facing him and his family. The emotions he experienced during this difficult struggle inspired him to write the songs that would become his first solo album, Every Falling Tear.
Although Every Falling Tear was birthed out of adverse circumstances, a recurring theme of hope is the thread that is woven throughout each song on the album. The songs range from pledges of love dedicated to his son (“All of Me,” “I Couldn’t Love You More”), heartfelt praise and worship to God (“You Are My Treasure,” “Let It Bring You Praise”), to fully surrendering to God’s will (“Trust”). Musically, the warm acoustics of piano and guitar give the album a sound that is warm, rich, and melodious.