MercyMe releases first album since 'I Can Only Imagine' box office success

By The Christian Post

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Multi-platinum Christian band MercyMe released their new album, inhale (exhale), following the success of their blockbuster film “I Can Only Imagine,” and say they are overwhelmed with “gratitude” that they still get to make music following a year like 2020.

“Say I Won’t,” MercyMe’s first single off their 10th studio album, is already No. 4 on multiple Billboard Christian charts. The track is a timely declaration of faith and perseverance in the face of tragedy. It was inspired by the band’s longtime friend Gary Miracle, who contracted an infection that resulted in having both of his arms and legs amputated.

The album, comprised of 16 songs, is their first music release since the global success of their movie, “I Can Only Imagine,” which follows the life of frontman Bart Millard and details how the band became who they are today. 

"I Can Only Imagine," the film was named after MercyMe’s crossover single of the same name. The faith-based movie brought in $17.1 million domestically during its opening weekend, and over $83 million in total, superseding all expectations. The film would eventually go “on global autopilot,” according to filmmaker Jon Erwin.

Source:The Christian Post