Best known as the front man of Newsboys, a band he founded as a teenager in Australia, Peter handed the group over to his band mates in 2009, convinced that God had a new road for him and his wife, Summer. The decision was two years in the making. "We’d been living in an RV, traveling to all the Newsboys' dates, 110,000 miles all across North America," Peter explains."It was a pilgrimage for us, the process of simplifying our lives, and it was the best two years of our lives so far, really... We had a lot of time to talk, to assess where we were in life. In all that, I felt God telling me to let the ground rest, let the creative process and the music rest... I‘ll give you something better." Peter stepped away from Newsboys without an ounce of anxiety, fully supportive of the band.
He sold his shares in Inpop, a label he’d co-founded in 1999, he and Summer sold their house, their cars, and just about everything else keeping only his studio equipment and moved to the Gulf of Florida. In Florida, the days stretched out before him with no set schedule or to do list, giving Peter freedom to choose how to spend his days.
Out of this simplification of his life, Peter set about writing as he was inspired by his surroundings, daily activities and the simple joy in living life to the fullest. Armed with a recording device during his exploration of the Gulf, Peter began the creative process of creating a solo album. With the help of friends and through relaxed jam sessions, the album began to take shape.
Peter's solo albumon fire features 11 vibrant, contagious anthems—quirky pop melodies and driving guitars with unforgettable lyrical hooks – delivered as only an award-winning songwriter and pop innovator like Peter Furler can. With powerful, corporate worship songs, long a hallmark of Peter‘s music career, on fire reflects the freedom and joy of a man at peace in his own skin. A man who has discovered the depth of his calling. Music, he says, is meant to have life in it. And now that he‘s devoted attention to what‘s most important in his life, music itself has taken on even greater meaning, which is one reason Peter is elated to share these new songs with the world.