According to Midheaven.com (via IMDiscog), the upcoming Innocence Mission record, We Walked in Song, was influenced by the death of Karen Peris' father, who passed away sometime during the making of the album.
TIM keeps their personal lives pretty private - and they don't exactly attract much media attention - so this is news to me.
Their new album, We Walked in Song is one of their strongest works, though there was great tragedy in the beginning stages of creating the album. "Sometime after the passing of her father, Karen Peris began to write some of the most heartfelt material I have heard from the band. I believe she turned to songwriting as a way of coping with this great loss and celebrating those she loves in her life," says Badman's Dylan Magierek.