Christian Review Magazine Issue 2 - Jan/Feb 2015 - Page 67

Christian Review (CR) - How did you come to be a part of the Christian music scene? Jeremy Camp (JC) - During and after Bible college, I lead worship at a ton of churches in Southern California. I didn’t really think much about being in the Christian music scene and saw myself as more of a worship leader. Some friends said I should record a demo of songs that I had written, so I did and a friend gave it to someone who worked at a record label. The Lord opened the doors and I ended up signing a deal with them (BEC). CR - Did you find it hard to break into the scene? JC - It wasn’t necessarily my goal to break into the scene. I had such a burden to share my testimony and what the Lord had done in my life after my wife passed away, that I didn’t really mind who I played in front of, I just knew I had to keep sharing about God’s faithfulness. I was honestly blown away by the doors He opened for me. CR - "He Knows" is the first single from your upcoming album I Will Follow. How have you found it has been received? JC - People have been so encouraging. The response has been amazing! CR - We've had a listen to your new album, and have to say that it’s probably your best work to date. It features many new musical elements that broaden your overall sound. Was this intentional, or did it just happen in the songwriting process? JC - Thanks so much, that’s super encouraging. A lot of prayer went into this album. There’s an urgency in my heart like never before. I really wanted it to be fresh and strong. I went in with the mindset of enjoying myself and enjoying the freedom I have in my relationship with the Lord. I tried CHRISTIAN REVIEW > 67