I recently had the opportunity to review the new CD release from Jeremy Riddle called “Furious”. This is the first CD by Jeremy that I have ever listened to and I must say that it was a welcomed new sound. As is often the case, I put the CD on as I worked in my office and repeated it throughout the day. There is no mistaking the praise and worship influence in this CD. As noted in the press release, many of the songs from this CD are featured on “Be Lifted High”, a worship CD from Bethel Church in Redding California. From the press release:
Four years on the road as a touring worship leader eventually took its toll on Jeremy, so in January 2011, the former jr. high youth pastor came on staff as worship community pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif. Working under pastors Brian and Jenn Johnson, Jeremy facilitates a worship community of over 200 people within the church.
“My wife (Katie) and I have always had a heart to serve the local church and never wanted to do the full-time travel thing for very long, so it felt like a good time to transition into something different,” Jeremy says. “I’ve developed such an appreciation for the fruit that has been sowed from my life – personally and artistically – by being part of a local community.”
Though it contained all new worship music, I found myself quickly learning the songs and singing along. The lyrics are heart felt and easily identifiable as coming from a place of worship. I believe we’ll hear some of these songs in churches across the United States very soon. Jeremy Riddle has done an outstanding job and created a CD that will quickly be a hit in the praise and worship community.
I give “Furious” a 4 out of 5.
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