It’s no secret that many of us here at the Rabbit Room were big fans of Josh Garrels’ last album, Love & War & The Sea In Between. It remains among my personal favorite albums of all time, and Christianity Today named it the top album of 2011. Four years later, his follow-up is finally set to arrive on April 7.
Home is the name for the new set of songs, and I can tell you firsthand that they are a domesticated set, tamed from the epic, wild nature of Love & War. These songs are intimate and warm and speak of familial themes more than any other — from a love song for his wife (“Heaven’s Knife”) to a kingdom understanding of home (“At The Table”). Check out a new preview of the album below:
Matt Conner is a freelance writer and music journalist. As the founding pastor of The Mercy House, he led a church community for more than six years in intense community development across racial and socio-economic lines. As a writer, he’s interviewed thousands of musicians for multiple print and web-based publications.