When I became a Christian in 1999, the Christian rock, punk and metal scenes were just beginning to blow up. After a year or two of serious internet googling, I became a Tooth & Nail Records junkie and a regular Cornerstone Festival attender. One of the coolest parts of that time in my life was watching Anberlin grow as a band.
Each year at Cornerstone they played on a bigger stage, from the generator stages, to the Tooth & Nail showcase, to the Midnight Encore, to the Main Stage. It was awesome. Their heavy-hitting music, still with plenty of pop sensibility, had a lyrical profundity that just captivated me.
After Anberlin disbanded, I hoped to continue hearing Stephen Christian create music in one form or another. I’ve loved every Anchor & Braille album, and was glad to see him continue to give life to that project last year with Songs for the Late Night Drive Home. But I was quite surprised to find him putting out a solo album this summer, and even more surprised when I discovered it was a worship album! It’s available today, and Stephen kindly agreed to talk to us about the record, and much more.