Posted July 26, 2010
Andrew Peterson has been described as ďone of the most thoughtful, poetic and lyrical songwriters of his generation.Ē And nowhere is that accolade more evident (and deserving) than on his latest release. Counting Stars is a collection of autobiographical, musical self-disclosure uncannily meshing majesty with melancholy and joy with dread into something that perfectly and transcendently reminds the listener of the value of day-to-day reality and the spiritual experienced within.
With his unparalleled ability to create rhythmic word pictures, Petersonís voice also has the capacity to enthrall the emotions. Warm and affable vocals invite the listener to actively partake in the familiarity of each song. The classically inspired acoustic folk/pop that has become his trademark, perfectly mesh with the lyrics and vocals to complete this immersive synthesis.
If you are a devotee of the prophetic minstrels Caedmonís Call, Jason Gray, Bebo Norman, Fernando Ortega and/or Matt Papa, and havenít immersed yourself in the musical experience that is Andrew Peterson, then by all means correct this oversight.
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