MercyMe Re-Recorded "I Can Only Imagine" and It's Wonderful!
- Mercy Me
- 2018 2 Feb
"We’re so excited to get to share this new version of 'I Can Only Imagine' with everyone. The song has meant a lot to me over the years, and it really came out of a difficult season," shares MercyMe's Bart Millard. "It brought me a lot of hope, but there has always been something very melancholy about the song in the way that it was recorded before. Getting to do it over this time around, I really felt like it would be awesome to shape in a more celebratory tone, where it conveys us rejoicing in the fact that we don’t have to imagine much longer. It has this cinematic and whimsical feel about it, and it really fits with how I see the song today differently than when I first wrote it." Carefully selected by the band, the impressive track listing for this album includes their biggest hits such as "Flawless," "Word Of God Speak," "God With Us" plus the original version of “I Can Only Imagine.”
The official music video was just released for the much-anticipated new movie, “I Can Only Imagine,” a true story based on the life of MercyMe lead singer, Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song “I Can Only Imagine” after the loss of his father to cancer. "I Can Only Imagine" is a gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness and beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from second chances. In conjunction with the new film, MercyMe has recorded “I Can Only Imagine (The Movie Session).”