After the success of their first hit, "I Can Only Imagine," MercyMe found themselves juggling 250 performances a year. They experienced success beyond their wildest dreams but were also faced with some of the greatest personal challenges of their lives. Although at times they were overwhelmed, they came up to breathe with their faith intact.
This time around, MercyMe locked themselves in a studio with award winning producer Brown Bannister and poured out all that was on their hearts. Not concerned with the songs fitting a certain "theme", MercyMe put their focus on creating a record that is a testimony to God's sustaining grace while continuing to explore musical landscapes. The result is the most upbeat and accessible record of their career with "Coming Up To Breathe.