Christian Review Magazine Issue 2 - Jan/Feb 2015 - Page 56

MUSIC REVIEW Fact: Although his career is in music jeremy is also an ordained minister J Artist: JEREMY CAMP Album: I WILL FOLLOW Rating: Genre: CCM, Light Rock, Worship eremy Camp is without doubt one of the hardest working and biggest names in the CCM world. In a career that has spanned the past 15 years he has released a number of award winning best-selling albums and singles, and his songs are regulars on Christian radio station play lists. I Will Follow is his latest album and I have to say that it is by far and away Jeremy’s best work to date. I thought Reckless (2013) was a great album and a return to form for Mr. Camp and as a follow up, I Will Follow is an outstanding album! For Fans Of: Matthew West, Daughtry, Newsboys Label: Sparrow (Universal) Band Website: Reviewed by: Christian St John Release Date: February 3, 2015 56 > CHRISTIAN REVIEW Musically this album is very similar to Reckless (2013) in that there is a lot of musical diversity on it. There’s CCM in the vein of Newsboys / Matthew West (“Only In You”, “Finally Home”, “Here I Am”), light rock reminiscent of Aerosmith / Daughtry (“Living Word”, “I Will Follow”, “Can’t Be Moved”), and a number of power ballads (“He Knows”, “Christ In Me”). I Will Follow features acoustic and electric guitar, as well as piano driven tunes, some nice key work, and of course excellent vocal arrangements. The album is well produced and mixed, and I really liked the overall finished sound especially in the percussion department… big drums! Lyrically, I Will Follow is deeply rooted in the faith, hope, and love that only comes from Jesus. Jeremy Camp has never been one to shy away from God centered and honoring lyrics, and the songs on this album are no exception. They are at once worshipful and powerful. “We need your Spirit now, Come and move in us.” - “Spirit Now” A mixture of CCM, light rock, power ballads, and of course Jeremy’s unmistakable voice, I Will Follow is a release Mr. Camp can be proud of. The way I see it, the only problem I can see is this is going to a be a hard album to follow.