John Waller first found the spotlight as the leader of the late ‘90s Matchbox 20-esque Christian alternative rock band According to John. After going solo, he released THE BLESSING, which smoothed out the rough edges of his former band’s sound, turning down the guitars and refining his melodic pop sense. His second album, WHILE I’M WAITING, benefited from even slicker production and focused more explicitly on themes of praise and worship, drawing comparisons to the shiny CCM of Steven Curtis Chapman. In 2008, the album’s title track was heavily featured in the film FIREPROOF, which subsequently became the year’s highest-grossing independent movie.
Christian & Gospel
- Dec 12, 1970