Imagine taking your life‘s work—two decades of successful touring, with over 7 million albums sold and 25 No. 1 hits—a big part of your identity, and handing it over. Imagine selling most everything you own—your house, your cars, your stocks and a most of your furniture—and moving to another state. To another life. A place where the only agenda is to keep it simple and enjoy the great unknown.
After 22 years as the main creative force behind Newsboys, followed by his 2011 solo success On Fire, Peter Furler could be excused if he’d decided to mellow out a bit or rest on his laurels. Instead, the writer behind 27 #1 radio singles has come back with one of the strongest albums of his career, Sun and Shield.
Re-teaming with longtime producer/lyricist Steve Taylor for the first time since Newsboys gold-certified Adoration album, Sun and Shield finds Furler combining an ambitious collection of new songs with a more muscular, band-driven sound that harkens back to the glory days of Take Me To Your Leader.