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Jeremy Camp, Reckless - Review

Jeremy Camp, Reckless - Review

By Matt Neff on February 11, 2013

Reckless is Jeremy Camp’s latest full album release featuring 11 brand new, full length songs, and SPOILER ALERT! It’s great...

The feel of Reckless is upbeat and triumphant - most of the songs are fast to medium with two or three that have a slower ballad feel. This album also has a slightly more electronic spin than his previous albums. You’ll hear gated drum hits, sweeping strings and pads and some nice sequenced multi-track arpeggios. You’ll still hear the layered electric guitar work and solid, catchy acoustic riffs as well, but the electronic side has been peppered in which adds a nice, modern feel. I’d also like to add that if you are a drummer you will love the arrangements.

But it isn’t just all great music, it has some excellent lyrical work as well and feels like a devotional for every believer. Some of the album’s topics include the freedom we have in Christ, the benefits of walking with Him day by day, and the urgency to reach out to a dying world.

In the song “Free” Jeremy writes “I am free, my chains that held me tightly, finally lifted, You took this weight from me, now I’m free.” And not only does the song say it but it screams it from the mountain top.

“Without You” is an awesome power ballad that speaks of the benefit and importance of walking with God everyday and listening to where He is leading. Camp sings “I won’t make a move, without You right by my side.”

The song “We Need” says “We need a heart for the hopeless, reaching the places unspoken, move me Lord.” It reminds me of G.K. Chesterton’s quote to an editor where he writes “Dear Sir: Regarding your article 'What's Wrong with the World?' I am.” Camp speaks of changing the world and for it to start first with him.

Reckless is a solid record of the highest quality, it might not be the most unique album you have ever heard, but the musicianship, arrangement and substance is excellent. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy for your significant other just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you don’t have a special someone in your life, you can always date Jesus.

Disclosure: A copy of this album was provided by the record label or artist for review purposes. The iTunes widget above is a part of a third-party affiliate program.

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