I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry & I Love You
by Derek Webb
Released: Sep 2013
Label: Fair Trade/Columbia
Some believe Derek Webb has a lot to apologize for. Others think he can do no wrong. He addresses both camps with I Was Wrong, a standout in an already notable discography. He hasn't really changed his tune, he's just let go of some of that unbending certainty that's so easy to come by in our youth. The album's protest songs and proclamations feel a bit like a throwback -- in the best possible sense -- to Webb's acoustic roots. The starkly honest "Eye of the Hurricane" is particularly beautiful. He's not a kinder, gentler Webb, he's just the man he's been becoming all along.