I’m pretty emotional, so I was always looking for something that would evoke some strong feeling—whether loneliness, sadness, joy or peace. A great song could transport me, and as a teen I fell in love with songwriting because I was fascinated by the possibility of composing something that might move someone else. It wasn’t until later that I heard Rich Mullins’s music and I understood that there was something more important than just emotion—there was truth, and poetry, and longing. A song can help you to feel loved, less alone, more awake. What other art can change your life in four minutes?
– Andrew Peterson