Jeremy Camp’s latest album, “When You Speak,” comes out Friday and he says writing it during the pandemic was uplifting but emotionally draining.
The singer, 43, started the pandemic – like many of us – believing he would be back to work in no time. But soon his tour was canceled and the world stopped.
In quarantine with his family, Camp told Fox News he had to deal with emotions he thought he experienced such as the grief he felt after the death of his first wife from cancer in 2001.
“During the pandemic, I had time to simply treat [my feelings] and through that, I kind of dug pretty deep some things that I didn’t know were still there, like grief… things that I realized my heart still needed to heal, ”a he admitted. Camp later remarried and now has two daughters and a son.
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“I think this album stands out for me because of what I was dealing with and what God was teaching me in 2020,” Camp described.
“I really felt God was talking to me and I’m not saying that casually, but just talking to my heart and just saying, ‘Jeremy, I want to join you during this. “And just kind of a beautiful moment where I realized God was saying, ‘I want to teach you some things during this.'”
Camp’s faith deepened in the wake of the pandemic as he says he had to trust God.
“I think sometimes we have all of these thoughts or expectations about what we think is supposed to be happening in our lives. And when we’re disappointed, that’s when you really have to hold on to the Lord and say to you, “Jesus, I don’t know what’s going on. That does not make sense. It really hurts and it’s confusing, but I still have to trust you. I think it’s faith, ”he explained.
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Camp revealed that he didn’t start his music career 18 years ago with the goal of being a Christian music singer and songwriter.
“I think what happens is you start writing songs and you just write what comes out of them. I think what I end up writing are songs about what God was doing in my room. life, “he recalls. “Talking about faith and talking about what God has done in my life is exactly what I wrote.”
The Grammy nominee said he encountered obstacles when trying to record and release his music but “never compromised.”
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“You always have people stepping in and having their ideas of what would work, in quotes / out of quotes, or work better or say these things, don’t say these things,” Camp said. “People just have their ideas of what would be more successful. I was just like, no I’m not going to compromise. It’s not who I am.”