Speaking Louder For Sure...
Posted September 11, 2009
By SarahFine_NRT, Staff Reviewer
Jeremy Camp fans are some of the most loyal out there so when a new album is announces, fans will jump at the chance to grab it.
‘Speaking Louder Than Before’ offers 12 fresh cuts, one better than the next. The album starts off with ‘Slow Down Time‘, a cry about taking time out of our busy lives to spend time with God. It goes on with ‘Capture Me, the title track and his first radio single, ‘There Will Be A Day,’ and then the album beings to slow down with the song ‘I Know Who I Am‘, starting off with a somewhat haunting melody that will be sure to stick with you.
The CD goes on with ‘I'm Alive’ and ‘You Will Be There’ (with one of the best string arrangements I’ve heard in a very long time). ‘Healing Hand Of God’ is the next song and one of the most anticipated on the album. The music is beautiful but the lyrics are what makes the song shine bright. Probably one of Jeremy's best songs to date.
‘So In Love’ goes into a more melodic sound, very similar to a Leeland song, while ‘My Fortress’ sounds almost like a breezy 70's ballad. Great for any older fans who are into that genera of music.
‘Giving You All Control’ could quite possible be the standout track of this album. Going into rather untouched Camp territory: punk rock. Very heavy and very fun to jump around to, you haven't heard a song like this since 'Take My Life' off his first album.
The album ends with ‘Surrender‘, a very moving slower song where he and his wife, fellow Christian musician Adie‘s, vocals soar, proving how well their voices go together.
The special edition DVD is yet another treat for fans. Featured 12 video devotionals by Jeremy (one for each songs--including scripture, stories and songs) and a special behind the screens featurete that was recoding while in the studio. The DVD is fun, it’s chalk full of the Word of God with a few lighthearted and silly moments as well.
This album has a breath of fresh air upon it, and lyrics that are sure to cut you to the core. It is strikingly different than any of his previous albums but it’s a GREAT change. If your a Camp fan, be sure not to miss this one, and if your not...I think it's time you gave his music a shot. You won't regret it.
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