Faith-Filled Lyrics Through Dynamic Pop Melodies
Posted September 28, 2017
By CaitlinLassiter_NRT, Staff Reviewer
In 2002, Jeremy Camp appeared on the CCM scene with breakout singles "Walk By Faith" and "I Still Believe." Born from the deep grief of losing his first wife to cancer, Jeremy channeled his pain into music and chose to be vulnerable with his story, creating songs of healing for all who would listen.
Well over a decade later, the sound has evolved but the heart is the same. Jeremy's last few records have proven that gone are the days of his rock roots, and in their place is a worship-tinted pop vibe that stands up well beside the ever-present anthemic lyrics of faith that have been a constant from the very beginning. Now ready to proclaim a new message of hope, Jeremy prepares to release his ninth studio album, The Answer.
Lead single "Word Of Life" kicks off the album with the high-energy sound that has become signature in Jeremy's music, followed by standout track "My Defender," which pairs vibrant beats with equally uplifting lyrics proclaiming who Christ is: "You're my defender / You fight for me / I will remember You're all I need / You are my healer, my remedy against the power of the unknown / I will not stand alone 'cause You're my defender."
Carrying faith-filled messages, worshipful title track "The Answer" contrasts well with bold "Storm" that longs for the presence of God. Acoustic-flavored "My Father's Arms" and "Heaven's Shore (Forevermore)" display Jeremy's raspy dynamic vocals, while "Never Stopped Loving" and "Tell The Whole World" take things a bit down-tempo while never losing power.
Sonically captivating "Carriers" and "Love So Great" will grab the attention of listeners within their opening moments. Swampy "Awake O Sleeper" closes the album with a grungy rock feel nodding to his roots.
The Bottom Line: Jeremy Camp's rock days may be over, but the high-energy pop sound has been established with just as much impact. Mixed with all the sonic developments, the moments of heartfelt worship Jeremy leads so well are still as present as ever alongside the lyrics of bold faith that have been a staple from the beginning. The Answer is yet another success from Jeremy as he keeps proving to his fans that the well of quality music is nowhere near empty.
Song To Download Now:
"My Defender" (Get it on iTunes here.)
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