For most of us, it’s easy to get caught up living each day for the temporary. Time flies by and glimpses of the eternal that have been set in our hearts go unnoticed. The role of art in today’s world seems most relevant when it can jolt us out of the mundane and give us a taste of the divine. For Micah Peacock, this is a worthy pursuit that he’s definitely got a knack for.
Take his latest E.P., for example – Anywhere But Home (2011). Micah’s unassuming, folk-infused pop sound is a refreshing alternative, especially in a culture that all-too-often lacks space and clarity. He gives voice to some of the questions and struggles that accompany a walk with Jesus. This collection of songs (produced by JUNO award-winning singer/songwriter Matt Brouwer) intertwines lyric and melody to portray the ups and downs of faith in a reflective and transparent way. Micah’s passion for excellence in the art of performing and an ever-deepening faith are stunningly apparent in these new songs.
“If you ask me, music should be fun to listen to. It should make you think. It should make you feel. It can take you on a road to places you’ve never been, to some place familiar, or to nowhere in particular. It has the ability to express what is otherwise inexpressible, to take what is intangible and make it real. Music is what takes me from confusion to clarity, from questions to truth, from the temporary to the eternal. It’s my hope that my music can reach people in the same way.”