After nearly ten years in the music business and given the success of his career, it was only a matter of time before Jeremy Camp returned to his worship leader roots and recorded a follow-up to his Gold-selling sophomore project from 2004, Carried Me. In fact, considering that Carried Me was originally intended to be Camp’s first release as a worship artist, you could say We Cry Out: The Worship Project brings him full circle.
Camp’s purpose for returning to worship music is to put the focus back on God instead of himself. It seems to me that most of his music has always been vertically focused, if not worshipful. There’s probably more truth to Camp’s other reason: It’s an excuse to rely on other people’s music, focusing on the songs that have meant the most to him in recent years.
We Cry Out is produced by Brown Bannister, which tells you plenty of what to expect as far as the sound—MercyMe styled pop/rock with occasional strings and perhaps a little more electric guitar. On the other hand, Camp has finally solidified a good band, as heard on 2009’s live album. In the studio, they offer a vibrant mix of guitars and keyboards over solid drumming.