The Joy (album)

The Joy is the second studio album by The Neverclaim. Radiate Music alongside The Fuel Music released the album on July 17, 2015. The Neverclaim worked with producer, Ian Eskelin, in the making of this album.[1] The album was funded through a PledgeMusic campaign.[1]

The Joy
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)
GenreContemporary Christian music, indie rock, power pop
Length35:28
LabelRadiate, The Fuel
ProducerIan Eskelin
The Neverclaim chronology
The Neverclaim
(2013)
The Joy
(2015)

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
365 Days of Inspiring Media     [2]
Alpha Omega NewsA-[3]
CCM Magazine     [4]
The Christian Beat4.0/5[5]
Christian Music Review3.8/5[6]
Jesus Freak Hideout     [7]
New Release Today     [8]
Worship Leader     [9]

Awarding the album four stars from CCM Magazine, Rebekah Bell states, "The band's pop-rock style is fresh, energetic, and compelling—filled with songs that fans will want to listen to time and again."[4] Marcus Hathcock, giving the album four and a half stars for New Release Today, writes, "throughout the 10 tracks of The Joy, all with passionate and musically excellent flair."[8]

Indicating in a four and a half star review at Worship Leader, Amanda Furbeck describes, "The Neverclaim is back with another heart, soul, and ear pleasing pop-rock album, The Joy."[9] Rating the album 3.8 out of five by Christian Music Review, Kelly Meade says, "The Joy is full of uplifting & encouraging songs that focus on the power of faith and the promises found in a relationship with our Savior."[6]

Joshua Andre, awarding the album four out of five stars at 365 Days of Inspiring Media, describes, "lyrically these 11 tracks are some of the most honest that I’ve heard from a sophomore album".[2] Giving the album two and a half stars from Jesus Freak Hideout, Christopher Smith opines, "When an album feels like a product of the system the way The Joy does, it's hard to see the value in its creation."[7]

Signaling in a 4.0 out of five review from The Christian Beat, Sarah Baylor replies, "The Neverclaim’s new album, The Joy, is an anthem, a cry for every believer in this broken world. Each song is beautifully crafted into praise and worship for our God, but they also encourage believers to stand up for their faith and not be afraid about it...Each chorus of every song is powerful, not just musically, but also lyrically."[5]

Track listingEdit

Track list[6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Joy"Jeremiah Carlson, Ian Eskelin3:16
2."Dance with God"Carlson, Eskelin3:26
3."Jesus Is"Carlson, Eskelin, Barry Weeks, Tony Wood2:49
4."Go"Carlson, Allen Salmon2:54
5."Everything"Carlson, Eskelin, Wood2:57
6."Our God Wins"Carlson, Eskelin, Antonio Giovanni Porcheddu3:00
7."Rise Up"Carlson, Eskelin, Wood3:01
8."Rules and Reigns"Carlson, Eskelin3:28
9."Perfect God"Carlson, Eskelin, Steve Jones3:46
10."Mighty Men of God"Carlson, Eskelin, Wood3:10
11."Through Christ"Josh Bronlewee, Carlson, Benji Cowart3:38
Total length:35:28

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Longs, Herb (July 16, 2015). "The Neverclaim New Album "The Joy" Drops July 17". Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Andre, Joshua (July 18, 2015). "The Neverclaim – The Joy". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Snyder, Rob (August 3, 2015). "The Neverclaim – "The Joy"". Alpha Omega News. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Bell, Rebekah (July 1, 2015). "The Neverclaim: The Joy". CCM Magazine. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Baylor, Sarah (July 16, 2015). "The Neverclaim's "The Joy" : Musically And Lyrically Powerful". The Christian Beat. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Meade, Kelly (July 17, 2015). "The Neverclaim 'The Joy'". Christian Music Review. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Smith, Christopher (July 18, 2015). "The Neverclaim, "The Joy" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Hathcock, Marcus (July 17, 2015). "Three Big Themes, One Big Record". New Release Today. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  9. ^ a b Furbeck, Amanda. "The Neverclaim: The Joy". Worship Leader. p. 55. Retrieved August 11, 2015.