GRAMMY-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award-winning band MercyMe has debuted their powerful new single, “Say I Won’t.”
Hailing from MercyMe’s next album coming spring 2021, “Say I Won’t” was inspired by the story of Gary Miracle, who worked with the band for many years on the road. Miracle lost both arms and legs in January of 2020 after falling into septic shock. His story is one of strength and profound faith, told in part by himself and through imagery in the video.
Directed by Brody Harper, Ryan Slaughter and produced by TwoSevenTwo, the video captures vulnerable and victorious moments, including watching Gary put on his prosthetic arms for the first time, re-learning to write, and declaring that he will walk again! The lyrics in the song, mixed with the video’s images, fully capture the depth of Miracle’s suffering while shining light on God’s ability to turn any tragedy into a stunning victory through perseverance.
“It’s incredibly overwhelming to see Gary’s situation,” Millard told Fox News. “But to watch his wife and kids… what they’re going through and standing by and supporting him is mind-blowing – it feels like it’s a whole other level of love…” Millard told Fox News when talking about why they wanted to get his story out to the world.
This past summer MercyMe released “Hurry Up And Wait,” the follow-up to their 48th No. 1 song “Almost Home,” which held the top spot on Billboard’s AC Indicator, Monitored, National Christian Audience, Mediabase Christian Audience and Christian AC charts, for a combined total of 17 weeks.
It continues to be a landmark time for the multi-platinum selling MercyMe. A major motion picture based on the life of frontman Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song “I Can Only Imagine” after the loss of his father, opened at a remarkable No. 3 at the box office on Mar. 16, 2018 (Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions). Carrying the same name, Millard’s first memoir also released this year, followed by the unveiling of I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best Of MercyMe. MercyMe was named Top Christian Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, was the top winner at the fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards.