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The United Kingdom’s Martin Smith possesses the ability to offer a solid message and powerful instrumentation in his music; “Iron Lung” provides a prime example. Smith’s childhood battle with a severe case of bronchial pneumonia and the sudden death of his mother-in-law deeply influenced the writing of the record. “The theme of the record is breath of God,” Smith said in a press release. “Without that, none of us can do anything.” The message focuses on human suffering and God’s triumphant presence, whereas the music is Smith’s signature rock-and-roll and beautiful ballads. “Everybody is Broken” discusses the human condition with the assurance, “but the bones will live again.” “Always be My Love” celebrates devotion to God with words such as, “You’ll always be my treasure. You’ll always have my heart.” This record offer listeners a huge amount of hope and joy. Smith simply ‘gets’ those elements. (Integrity Music) 

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