Speaking Louder Than Before
by Jeremy Camp
Released: Nov 2008
Label: Brandon Ebel Company (BEC)
Jeremy Camp's energized, inspirational rock has been equipped since day one to go the way of Mat Kearney's or the Fray's. But with Speaking, he dials it down a notch for a gentler set of worshipful love songs. His vocals remain personal and intimate, whether on troubled ballads ("Surrender") or climactic orchestral numbers ("You Will Be There"). The southern rock-tinged "Fortress" is a readymade Praise and Worship tune with a contemporary edge for which the 2008 P&W genre aches. "There Will Be a Day" and the title track are the singles here, but "Slow Down Time" is another surefire hit.