Andrea Vestby, a Canadian Christian contemporary singer/songwriter and worship leader at The Father's House church in Bon Accord, Alberta, will release her debut EP 'Beyond The Fallout' on March 29, 2019. The songs on her debut EP were written out of her own personal struggles to find hope and healing.
She has been writing songs for 15 years, but only recently began recording. She is an advocate to end domestic violence by sharing her story.
Her first single 'Hardest Time of Year' is close to her heart. It is a song meant to help us look outside of ourselves to see those who are hurting and to be there for them. The song was written the first year she became a single Mom to her six children, after 15 years in an abusive marriage. She has since found healing and restoration in her life, an amazing husband and 4 beautiful step-children. However, she never forgets the struggle and would like to encourage others.
"Music is my way of expressing what is in my heart. Through all the tough times I have faced, I have felt God's presence in the music. He gave me the songs to build my faith, and encourage my heart that there is hope in the middle of painful and chaotic circumstances. There are times in life when the actions of others, or situations, are beyond our control. It is in those moments that our faith is put to the test. I believe the songs God gave me will encourage those who are hurting to trust in His unfailing love. God can make everything beautiful in it's time (Ecclesiastes 3:11)"
"The title track Beyond the Fallout was written over a year as our family struggled with the impact my ex continued to have in our lives, due to addiction and risky behaviour. It was a tough time, yet, I believe the words to the song can encourage us all. God is bigger than any challenge we will ever face. We can call on Him to walk with us through it all; He will never let us down. He is faithful. Matthew 19:26 says, "Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" (NIV)"