First let me apologize for not keeping up with posts on this site. Life has been crazy. Which may be part of the reason I like this album so, so much.
Very few albums ever make it to “life soundtrack” status. For an album to make that status, it has to include songs that celebrate the joys in life but also songs that provide comfort in life’s struggles. Andrew Peterson’s “Light for the Lost Boy” sounds like a love letter to those who are struggling. The words themselves seem constructed to be a light to those who are feeling lost.
The borderline alt rock music mixed with Peterson’s earthy, almost country-like, folky vocals are an amazing mix. Almost every song on the album has a very specific structure to it, many not unlike ballads. There is a beginning, conflict, climax, and resolution. The ballad is not dead, and Andrew Peterson makes excellent use of this song structure throughout the album.
This album will most definitely be on repeat for a long while to come. I would continue to gush about the album, but I just highly suggest you listen to it. Check it out on Spotify. Noisetrade is offering a sample of it for free. If you like what you hear, I strongly suggest you purchase the album. You won’t be sorry.