Jimmy Needham - Nightlights

Published Tuesday 22nd February 2011
Jimmy Needham - Nightlights
Jimmy Needham - Nightlights

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 94363-17637
LABEL: Inpop 0804147151928
RELEASE DATE: 2010-06-21
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Jamie Maxwell

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Jimmy has risen to prominence over the last six years, releasing two successful albums while this, his third studio recording, hit number one in the iTunes gospel charts. On first listening one is immediately reminded of Jason Mraz, and as such it is no surprise to read that Needham quotes him as one of his biggest influences. One could argue that he is also a dead ringer for John Mayer, the guitar work here being reminiscent of his bluesy, soulful tone. His well delivered vocals involve some complex rhythmic work which he pulls off expertly and which perfectly complement the intricate guitar lines. The standout tracks on the album include the title track, as well as the reflective "Being Small" which seems to roll seamlessly into "Yours To Take" (written about Needham's wife). One of the most pleasant surprises on the album is "Grace Amazing", which features hip-hop artist Trip Lee and is a great example of a fusion of rock with rap. There is a need within the Christian music scene for artists to express their faith in a new and original way, and the honest lyrics and fresh sound of 'Nightlights' deliver this in abundance.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Product Description

Fans of soulful, pop melodies will love the sound of Nightlights from Jimmy Needham. His signature eclectic sound, mixing pop, rock and blues shines bright in each track on this, his third studio release.

Standing among only a handful of Christian artists to see increased sales from album one to album two, Jimmy’s recognition among consumers is stronger than ever. Coming off his Top 10 single Forgiven and Loved, Jimmy Needham releases this new album behind the lead single Yours to Take. This powerful hit will remind listeners of the freedom that God’s grace provides.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.