Clear the StageJimmy Needham
Clear the Stage, the fourth album from Inpop artist Jimmy Needham, sees Needham paired with award-winning producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Laura Story) for his most compelling and vulnerable collection of songs to date. As the title cut implies, Clear the Stage i... Read More
Clear the Stage, the fourth album from Inpop artist Jimmy Needham, sees Needham paired with award-winning producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Laura Story) for his most compelling and vulnerable collection of songs to date. As the title cut implies, Clear the Stage is a call to absolute dependence on God. From the lead single, “If I Ever Needed Grace”, to the anthematic “Victory," the idea of acknowledging our need for God’s mercy and grace is woven like a thread throughout the album. Musically, the album visits much that is familiar to fans of Needham’s previous albums but also pushes the envelope with songs like the funk-infused “I Will Find You” featuring guest vocals from LeCrae.
- I Will Find You
- If I Ever Needed Grace
- Daddy's Baby Girl
- Rock Bottom
- In the Middle
- My Victory
- The Only One
- Clear The Stage
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- Heartfelt Christian Album! by Sylvia on 10/31/2013
Clear the Stage is an artistic, heartfelt expression of what it means to depend solely on Christ to meet your needs, enfold you with His grace, and provide you with the victory in life. Words cannot express how much I love Clear the Stage by Jimmy Needham. I believe that it is his best album to date, displaying his talent for writing personal lyrics for alternative pop, rock, Christian music.
Each of Needham’s songs touch deeply. His message of relying on Christ and discarding idols, anything that consumes your thoughts over Jesus, is clearly presented through his songs which sound like his journal being read aloud.
My Favorite Tracks
Truly, I appreciate and like listening to all of the songs on Clear the Stage, but here are a few that I had to highlight.
I Will Find You (ft. Lecrae)
“I Will Find You” is an up-beat rock, pop song featuring Christian rap artist Lecrae. Needham seems to want the song to be as if Christ were speaking, “I will find you.” This is a great opening track that will have you bobbing your head. Plus, Lecrae’s rap verses really bring the message of the whole song together.
If I Ever Needed Grace
This is my favorite song from the album—so heartfelt! Needham’s honest lyrics about his dependency on Christ to help him in his life struggles shine through beautifully, like the sun after the rain.
Stay ft. Lizi Bailey
Wow—such a beautiful and perfectly harmonized duet! This quiet, guitar ballad is great for being played late at night or during those times when you need to be reminded that Christ will take care of you (Psalm 55:22).
I highly recommend this CD for contemporary Christian music lovers. It would also make a great stocking-stuffer this Christmas.
- One of his best albums by Gary on 5/15/2012
Songs that point to God and remind us that we should be pointing others to God. The song "Clear The Stage" will make you stop and think about your own views of God and worship.
- Great CD! by allison on 4/10/2012
I love Jimmy Needham, and this CD doesn't disappoint. I could listen to his music all day, every day. I was lucky enough to get this CD for free through Family Christian Stores sweepstakes, and I am so grateful. I love Family Christian Stores, and I adore Jimmy Needham. I highly recommend this CD!!!