After he left the religious faith of his childhood, Miller quit his career as a communication professor at an evangelical university. A few months after the 2016 presidential election, he and his wife left their jobs, sold their house and cars, bought a van, and traveled the country for a year listening to people’s stories and trying to make sense of the deepening social divide. This album becomes a voice in that conversation.
There is an undeniable dishonesty and darkness in the world. These songs speak truth to power, while accepting that people are complicated, simple creeds aren’t helpful, and the audacious belief in love is still our greatest hope.