To Love A Fool, the highly anticipated full-length sophomore set from GRAMMY-nominated Bethel Music singer/songwriter Cory Asbury, releases today. Produced by Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle, NEEDTOBREATHE), To Love A Fool showcases Asbury at his most vulnerable, delivering 10 selections that both contemplate and extol the unparalleled love of God. Ahead of the release, Asbury premiered the album on YouTube.
From the intimate reflections of “Dear God,” “Unraveling” and “I’m Sorry”; to the mountaintop moment of “The Father’s House,” Asbury’s current #1 hit; to the sweet surrender of “Nothing More Than You,” the overarching themes of To Love A Fool were birthed during the “Reckless Love” singer/songwriter’s 2019 year-long sabbatical.
“I think I wrote eight songs in two weeks,” Asbury recalls. “I couldn’t shut it off. I couldn’t sleep at night, and when I did, I would just be having dreams; and the dreams would be songs and song ideas. It felt like the most prolific writing season of my whole life. It felt like the heavens opened and all of a sudden, God was speaking. It was awesome.”
“The title of the album comes from the lyric in ‘Nothing More Than You’ which says, ‘The highest King of Heaven CHOSE to love a fool,’” he explains. “It’s a beautiful paradox. Through the first album and now this one, I realized that I just can’t seem to get over the love of God. I’m stuck on it.”
“He’s not a small-minded bookkeeper peering over the balcony of heaven waiting for us to mess up,” Asbury continues. “No, His love keeps no record of wrongs. For God so loved the world, He came close. He casts our sin as far as the east is from the west. Because He loves us, we learn to love ourselves. That’s an astounding thought. We’ve got to learn to love ourselves, fools though we are.”