On the heels of their gold certified and Grammy acclaimed Welcome To The New (2014), MercyMe releases Lifer. The core of the album is the question of what it looks like to live as followers of Christ that are committed for life. With Welcome To The New, MercyMe spoke to the grace and celebrated new life that Christ offers us in entering into faith. With their newest record, MercyMe writes about what it means to live out that faith as a Lifer in the kingdom of God. Filled with positive, uplifting lyrics, along with energetic beats and soaring melodies, this latest offering once again delivers the massive hits that MercyMe is known for.
"This new record is the logical next chapter after our last album, and it carries a new perspective," frontman Bart Millard explains. "Welcome To The New was all about grace and identity in Christ; a welcoming to the life of being a new creation by grace. And it's such an exciting truth to grasp, but then life continues to go on and eventually the newness of that wears off and we need encouragement and support to sustain us. For me personally, I sing about being new every night on tour and I don't always feel so new."
"So the album title Lifer and the theme of the record is all about reminding ourselves and others about the victory we have in the end through Christ," he adds. "We are all in this for life - even on the days when we don't feel like doing any of it. We want these songs to be a morale boost to remind people of who they are and what Christ has done."