Set Me Free (Jennifer Knapp album)

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Set Me Free
The cover features Knapp seated with the album title and her name written above her.
Studio album by Jennifer Knapp
Released October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)
Genre Folk rock,[1][2] pop rock[3]
Length 40:39
Language English
Label Righteous Babe
Producer Jacob Lawson
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Set Me Free

Set Me Free is a 2014 album by Jennifer Knapp, released on Righteous Babe Records.[4] The folk rock album is the second full length released by Knapp after a public declaration that she is a lesbian and choosing to market her music outside of the Christian music industry.[5] The album has received positive reviews.


She initially came out in 2010 and released Letting Go.[6] The album was created at the same time as Knapp's memoir Facing the Music and the creation of the non-profit Inside Out Faith, which seeks to bridge the gap between sexual minorities and religious communities.[4] The album includes semi-autobiographical material about Knapp's coming out[6] as well as her life growing up in Kansas[7] and some of the material written on the record dates back to 2007.[5]


Timothy Monger of AllMusic gave the album a 3.5 out of five stars, calling the album "rustic [and] introspective", praising the diversity of the songwriting as "a mix of dark, introspective ballads awash with country and blues tones as well a couple of flat-out barnburners".[3] Metro Weekly writer Chris Gerard compares the music favorably to Emmylou Harris, Sarah McLachlan, and Lucinda Williams, characterizing it as "an engaging collection of melodic folk-rock".[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jennifer Knapp, except where noted

  1. "Remedy" – 3:35
  2. "Set Me Free" – 3:04
  3. "Why Wait" – 3:13
  4. "Neosho" – 3:37
  5. "What Might Have Been" – 4:50
  6. "Mercy's Tree" – 2:57
  7. "The Tale" – 5:30
  8. "So Happy" – 3:38
  9. "The End" (Amy Courts and Knapp) – 2:44
  10. "Sweet Love" (Anita Baker, Gary Anthony Bias, and Louis A. Johnson) – 3:11
  11. "Come Back" – 4:20


Jennifer Knapp – vocals, guitar

Additional musicians
Technical personnel
  • Amy Brown – mastering assistant
  • Joe Costa – mixing
  • Yvonne Costa – executive production
  • Jim DeMain – mastering
  • Betsy Frazer – design
  • Fairlight Hubbard – photography
  • Michelle Maloof – executive production
  • Kara Wettersten – executive production


  1. ^ Martin, Cath (October 14, 2014). "Jennifer Knapp Says Her Girlfriend Has Given Her a 'Greater Understanding of the Gospel' but They Don't Go to Church Together". Christianity Today. Christianity Today International.
  2. ^ Merritt, Jonathan (October 9, 2014). "Christian Musician Jennifer Knapp on Sexuality and Which Lyric She Wants to Take Back". Religion News Service.
  3. ^ a b Monger, Timothy. "Set Me Free – Jennifer Knapp". AllMusic.
  4. ^ a b Peeples, Jase (October 20, 2014). "Jennifer Knapp: Christian, Lesbian, and Free". The Advocate. Here Media.
  5. ^ a b Bendix, Trish (October 7, 2014). "Jennifer Knapp Is an Open Book".
  6. ^ a b Ambrosino, Brandon (October 13, 2014). "Christian Rock Star Jennifer Knapp Came Out 4 Years Ago. Here's What She's Learned Since Then". Vox. Vox Media.
  7. ^ "Daily Discovery: Jennifer Knapp, 'Neosho'". American Songwriter. ForASong Media, LLC. October 14, 2014.
  8. ^ Gerard, Chris (October 8, 2014). "Former Christian Music Star Jennifer Knapp Releases New Album and Memoir Detailing Her Coming Out as Gay". Metro Weekly. Jansi LLC.

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