Singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson entered the contemporary Christian music scene in 1996 with his first album, Walk. Since then he has released nine more studio albums—in addition to bootlegs, compilations, and live recordings—and been consistently acclaimed for his thoughtful, Scripture-infused pop-folk songs.
Peterson’s newest album, After All These Years, is a retrospective collection of early songs rerecorded alongside a handful of new tracks. There are songs of overflowing gratitude to God for his faithfulness as seen through gifts of relationship and creation’s beauty (e.g. “Dancing in the Minefields,” “Don’t You Want to Thank Someone?”).
But when it comes to expressing the wounded state of the world—from broken marriages to war to grief—Peterson does not balk at expressing the pain and fear that can arise when God seems silent or hidden.
This album is Peterson at his best, offering longtime fans and new listeners an unflinching and deeply felt documentation of this artist’s life and work.