Casey Darnell (album)

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Casey Darnell
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
GenreContemporary Christian music, worship, pop rock, acoustic
LabelNorth Point
ProducerIan Eskelin
Casey Darnell chronology
Coming Alive
Casey Darnell

Casey Darnell is the eponymously titled second studio album by Christian singer-songwriter Casey Darnell. It was released on November 12, 2013, by North Point Music. The producer on the album was Ian Eskelin. This album saw commercial charting success and positive critical response.


The album released on November 12, 2013, by North Hill Music, and the producer was Ian Eskelin. This was the second studio album from Casey Darnell.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Alpha Omega NewsA−[1]
CCM Magazine[2]
Christian Music Review4.8/5[3]
Christian Music Zine4.25/5[4]
Cross Rhythms[5]
Indie Vision Music[6]
The Phantom Tollbooth[7]
Worship Leader[8]

Casey Darnell garnered generally positive reception from eight music critics. At Worship Leader, Jay Akins rated the album four-and-a-half stars, stating that this is an "Excellently crafted record with a fresh and vibrant sound and Christ-centered congregational songs well suited for the church."[8] Thérèse McGarry of Cross Rhythms rated the album an eight out of ten squares, writing that "this is a very good album excellently produced by Ian Eskelin."[5] Christian Music Zine's Joshua Andre rated the album four-and-a-fourth stars, calling it "thoroughly enjoyable!"[4] In addition, Andre writes that the album "does have some staying power, and still packs a punch above its intended weight."[4] Laura Chambers of Christian Music Review rated the album a four-point eight, affirming that "Casey Darnell delivers an inspiring collection of songs whose lyrics will revitalize struggling faith and remind us of God`s promises in the midst of our storms."[4] Alpha Omega News' Rob Snyder graded the album an A−, saying that "Those who enjoy the music of Jeremy Camp and Adam Cappa should also like this record."[1] At CCM Magazine, Grace S. Aspinwall rated the album three stars, saying that he has a voice that commands listeners attention, which comes with a "smooth pop [that] is consistent yet versatile, seamlessly vacillating between up-tempo tracks like 'Strong Enough' to the emotive 'Let My Soul Sing.'"[2] Jonathan Andre of Indie Vision Music rated the album three stars, writing "Well done Casey for such an enjoyable album that can be worshipped along to in both corporate and individual settings!"[6] At The Phantom Tollbooth, Marie Asner rated the album three out of five clocks, remarking "Lyrics are powerful with emotional content in these songs."[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

For the Billboard charting week of November 30, 2013, Casey Darnell was the No. 50 most sold album on the breaking and entry chart of the Heatseekers Albums.

Track listing[edit]

Casey Darnell
1."Marvelous"Casey Darnell, Ian Eskelin, Tony Wood3:33
2."Strong Enough"Darnell3:15
3."All the World"Darnell3:19
4."Over and Over"Darnell, Eskelin, Jennie Lee Riddle2:57
5."We Believe"Darnell, Jon Steingard3:35
6."When You Smile"Darnell3:24
7."I Will Stand By You"Darnell3:10
8."Let My Soul Sing"Darnell, Ross King3:48
9."What Will You Do?"Darnell, Eskelin, Wood3:22
10."All Things New"Darnell, Eskelin4:02
11."Never Be the Same"Darnell, Eskelin, Wood3:11
Total length:37:36


Chart (2013) Peak position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[9] 50


  1. ^ a b Snyder, Rob (January 7, 2014). "Casey Darnell". Alpha Omega News. Archived from the original on January 8, 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Aspinwall, Grace S. (February 1, 2014). "Casey Darnell: Casey Darnell (North Point Music)" (PDF). CCM Magazine. Salem Publishing. p. 26. ISSN 1524-7848. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  3. ^ Chambers, Laura (November 9, 2013). "Casey Darnell "Self-Titled"". Christian Music Review. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Andre, Joshua (November 12, 2013). "Casey Darnell – Casey Darnell (Review)". Christian Music Zine. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  5. ^ a b McGarry, Thérèse (February 18, 2014). "Review: Casey Darnell – Casey Darnell". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (December 4, 2013). "Casey Darnell – Casey Darnell | Reviews". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Asner, Marie (May 6, 2014). "Darnell, Casey – Casey Darnell". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Akins, Jay (November 12, 2013). "Casey Darnell". Worship Leader. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "Casey Darnell Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 1, 2014.