I Will Follow (album)

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I Will Follow
I Will Follow by Jeremy Camp.jpg
Studio album by Jeremy Camp
Released February 3, 2015 (2015-02-03)
Recorded 2014
Genre Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock, contemporary worship music
Length 38:50
Label Stolen Pride, Sparrow, Capitol Christian Music Group
Producer Seth Mosley, Bernie Herms
Jeremy Camp chronology
Reckless
(2013)Reckless2013
I Will Follow
(2015)
The Answer
(2017)The Answer2017

I Will Follow is the tenth studio album by Christian musician Jeremy Camp. Stolen Pride Records in association with Sparrow Records and Capitol Christian Music Group released the album on February 3, 2015. Camp worked with Bernie Herms and Seth Mosley on the production of this album. Tom Camp, Jeremy's father, plays harmonica on the track "Can't Be Moved", as well as his daughters, Isabella and Arianne, contributing background vocals. The lead single, "He Knows", was inspired by fans who asked him questions on how he dealt with losing his first wife to cancer, following the release of his autobiography, "I Still Believe". He then used those questions to help him write the song.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
365 Days of Inspiring Media4.5/5 stars[3]
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]
CCM Magazine4/5 stars[5]
Christian Music Review4.2/5[6]
Christian Review Magazine5/5 stars[7]
CM Addict3/5 stars[8]
Cross Rhythms9/10 squares[9]
Jesus Freak Hideout3/5 stars[10]
3/5 stars[11]
Jesus Wired8.5/10 stars[12]
Louder Than the Music4.5/5 stars[13]
New Release Tuesday4.5/5 stars[14]
The Sound Opinion4/5 stars[15]
Worship Leader5/5 stars[16]

Mark Deming, giving the album three stars for AllMusic, writes, "I Will Follow demonstrates he remains a man with sincere and strong belief in the Lord, and a desire to share his testimony with the world."[4] Signaling in a four star review by CCM Magazine, Grace S. Aspinwall recognizes, "a solid record bathed in scripture, and saturated with a more mature sound from Camp" because it "represents a grown-up version of the artist, and it's a stalwart and near-perfect effort."[5] Caitlin Lassiter, indicating in a four and a half star review at New Release Tuesday, realizes, "The overarching theme of I Will Follow is to continue walking the path God has laid out for us, no matter how unexpected or uncomfortable...as much as the vocals and lyrics will be part of its success, the incredible instrumentation and background vocals stand out as a major part of why I Will Follow is such a well-rounded effort."[14] Specifying in a five star review from Worship Leader, Steve Reed replies, "I Will Follow is an amazing collection of musical expressions from the legendary Jeremy Camp... From ambient, to rock, to acoustic, it all works together to make this album fresh and relevant."[16] Tony Cummings, representing in a nine out of ten review by Cross Rhythms, reckons, "Listening to this outstanding song and indeed the whole album leads me to the conclusion that those jaundiced reviewers are badly undervaluing Jeremy's talent."[9] In a three star review from Jesus Freak Hideout, Christopher Smith responds, "the lackluster lyrics and unoriginal musical formula drag this album down. That's not to say this is a bad album--in its weakest moments I Will Follow is average and in its best moments it is enjoyable."[10] Jonathan Andre, awarding the album four and a half stars at 365 Days of Inspiring Media, writes, "Jeremy displays- a sense of maturity within these tracks."[3] Awarding the album three stars from CM Addict, Andrew Funderburk says, "I Will Follow seems to be taking a small step back into how passionate and real his music used to be."[8] Lindsay Williams, awarding the album four stars at The Sound Opinion, writes, "I Will Follow is easily the best addition to Camp’s discography thus far."[15] Rating the album four and a half stars for Louder Than the Music, Jono Davies says, "Jeremy has started the year with a massive pop bang."[13] Laura Chambers, awarding the album a 4.2 out of five at Christian Music Review, writes, "With a voice full of raw love, craving, longing, and hope, Jeremy Camp's desire couldn’t be any clearer".[6] Rating the album an eight and a half stars for Jesus Wired, Rebekah Joy says, "I Will Follow is a great album full of emotional, worship, and soul-filled songs."[12] Christian St. John, awarding the album five stars for Christian Review Magazine, writes, "I Will Follow is a release Mr. Camp can be proud of."[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jeremy Camp, Seth Mosley except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Living Word"Camp, Ian Eskelin3:25
2."I Will Follow (You Are With Me)" 3:00
3."He Knows" 3:28
4."Finally Home" 3:39
5."Christ In Me"Camp, Bernie Herms3:31
6."'Til the End" 3:02
7."Can't Be Moved" 3:03
8."Only In You"Camp, Matthew West3:50
9."Same Power"Camp, Jason Ingram4:37
10."We Are the Dreamers"Camp, Ingram, Mosley3:21
11."Here I Am"Camp, Ed Cash3:54
Total length:38:50

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 1–4, 6–11

  • Seth Mosley – producer, recording engineer, vocal editing, editing, bass guitar, guitars, programming, keyboards, background vocals
  • Recording studio – Blackbird Studio A, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Recording studio – Full Circle Music, Franklin, Tennessee
  • Mike "X" O'Connor – recording engineer, vocal editing, editing
  • Celi Mosley – production coordination
  • Dave Hagan – vocal editing
  • Keith Everett Smith – vocal editing
  • Jerricho Scoggins – audio editing
  • Jeremy Camp – lead vocals, guitars, background vocals
  • Ben Phillips – drums
  • Miles McPherson – drums
  • Leif Skartland – drums, background vocals
  • Tony Lucido – bass guitar
  • Walt Smith – bass guitar, background vocals
  • Mike Payne – guitars
  • Toby Friesen – guitars, background vocals
  • Andrew DeRoberts – guitars
  • Tim Lauer – programming and keyboards
  • Donnie Cox – programming, keyboards, background vocals
  • Adie Camp – background vocals
  • Matt Balm – background vocals, vocal coaching
  • Isabella Camp – background vocals
  • Arianne Camp – background vocals
  • Tom Camp – harmonica on "Can't Be Moved"
  • Mark Endert – mixing (tracks 1–4)
  • Sean Moffitt – mixing (tracks 6–11)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[18] 25
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[19] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Lyric Video for Jeremy Camp's new single "He Knows"". Jeremy Camp. September 30, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Behind the Song with Kevin Davis: #590 - "He Knows" by Jeremy Camp". New Release Today. February 3, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (January 31, 2015). "Jeremy Camp – I Will Follow". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "I Will Follow – Jeremy Camp". AllMusic. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Aspinwall, Grace S. "Jeremy Camp: I Will Follow". CCM Magazine. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Chambers, Laura (February 3, 2015). "Jeremy Camp 'I Will Follow'". Christian Music Review. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b St. John, Christian (January 1, 2015). "Music Review: "I Will Follow" by Jeremy Camp". Christian Review Magazine. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Funderburk, Andrew (February 2, 2015). "Jeremy Camp "I Will Follow" (Review)". CM Addict. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Cummings, Tony. "Review: I Will Follow – Jeremy Camp". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Smith, Christopher. "Jeremy Camp, "I Will Follow" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ Gangl, Bert. "Jeremy Camp, "I Will Follow" Review – Second Staff Opinion". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b Joy, Rebekah (February 2, 2015). "Fans Will Continue To Follow Jeremy Camp With New Album "I Will Follow"". Jesus Wired. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b Davies, Jono (February 3, 2015). "Jeremy Camp – I Will Follow". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b Lassiter, Caitlin. "Following The Path Ahead". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b Williams, Lindsay (February 2, 2015). "REVIEW: Jeremy Camp, I Will Follow". The Sound Opinion. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Reed, Steve. "I Will Follow". Worship Leader. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  17. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Will-Follow-Deluxe-Jeremy-Camp/dp/B00PLQI848/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1417820640&sr=1-1&keywords=jeremy+camp+i+will+follow
  18. ^ "Jeremy Camp Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  19. ^ "Jeremy Camp Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 15, 2015.