Former Delirious? frontman, co-founder and primary songwriter, Martin Smith, shares in a candid conversation with “Here I Am To Worship” songwriter Tim Hughes why Delirious? ended in 2009. Often credited with founding the modern worship movement, Martin reveals never-before-shared details that is a must see for Delirious? fans, as well as new listeners to Martin Smith’s solo material.
When Martin Smith and the band known as Delirious? crossed the pond back in 1997, having impacted a generation of UK youth with its passionate call for revival, most agree… the modern worship movement officially began. The hope of that movement and the music that came out of it — “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever,” “Deeper” and a string of other modern worship standards—has irrevocably changed the landscape of Christian music in the U.S. and around the world. Long before 2009’s farewell concert, Delirious? had become a self-fulfilling prophecy. They became ‘History Makers.’
The video is a great interview, and Tim Hughes asks some very pointed questions. Martin’s answers give great insight into the heartbeat of Delirious? and how things worked with the band in the early years as well.
“It was a difficult decision and very sudden for me,” Martin says of the decision to end Delirious?. “For us it was the right decision and I don’t regret it.”
But Martin does say that he realizes that it was a huge change that made a huge impact on the five families of Delirious? that had grown so close over the years.
Martin’s 5-star acclaimed and first full-length solo album that launched to No. 1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart yesterday, God’s Great Dance Floor, Step 01, is available for the first time this week wherever great Christian music is sold.
“Anybody can get on the dance floor… that’s the great thing about Christianity. It doesn’t matter where you come from, or what you’ve done… everyone is invited to the party. It’s all about grace… My prayer is that God will use this new music to remind people of his grace, to remind them of his heart for the poor and broken and of his Kingdom coming on Earth.” – Martin Smith