There’s a certain uniqueness to Jeremy Horn’s music when you
listen to it, particularly on a record like No Other Love. While it is sonically comparable to many live
worship albums, Horn’s passion behind each song emotes a depth of transparency often unheard. Horn’s
passion has always been to lead worship, and with No Other Love, he’s made the record he’s
been wanting to write for over fifteen years.
“When you listen to other worship leaders, like Paul Baloche or Brenton Brown, every song on their albums is something that people can relate to. I really wanted to do that this time around, and I feel like I actually achieved it.” Horn’s newest recording is chock full of soaring worship songs that bring the listener to another place.
Previous records, Horn would have most of the songwriting duties, and he’d work with his band live to get the songs right. For No Other Love, he’s had the privilege of working with several co-writers, such as Matt Armstrong, Rusty Varenkamp, and his good friend and fellow Memphis worship leader Josh Maze. Maze co-wrote on “Your Glory Is My Fire”, and the track exemplifies what Horn was going for on this album: a heartfelt cry to the Creator.
Another standout co-writer is Stuart Garrard, known best for his work with Christian worship/pop band Delirious?, who worked with Horn on “The Wonder of the Cross”. “This is a guy I grew up listening to; the Delirious? records changed my life. His songs just gripped my heart when I heard them, and helped me understand what I wanted to do with my life. Writing with Stu was definitely an honor.”
Horn has always been the kind of songwriter to enjoy both the sit down, get it done, studio session style writing, as well as the spontaneous worship element that comes through playing with a congregation. “King of Glory” is one of those songs. “It wasn’t one I spent hours and hours working on, it was just kind of spontaneous and in the moment during performance.”
The title track has heavy sentimental value to Horn as well, and really shapes what he wanted to accomplish with the album. “I wrote ‘No Other Love’ with Matt Armstrong, and the lyrics are just amazing. It really talks about how I was feeling, about people who became Christians later in life, or made their way back to Him. It was really on my heart, thinking about all the years they think they’ve wasted; He renews the wasted time. I was so grateful that God spoke those words to us during writing.”
“When I was younger I used to think I wanted to write songs that the entire world would sing, that every church would be singing my songs. In my mind I used to think that’s what I was writing songs for. But nowadays, when I’m writing, I’m focused on thinking about what the people in my small group need to hear, or what my friends need to hear. What would bless them? I’m writing songs for my friends and family these days. It’s definitely the heart behind the record.” In the end, Horn has made the record he’s always wanted to make, and the songs reach a personal level that make them more relatable than ever.
“WOW! Thank YOU for sharing Jeremy with us. What an incredible blessing the guys were. They were so genuine, kind, appreciative, passionate, fun, friendly, they truly were like family. I look forward to the next chance we have to invite them. Our families were totally blessed. Any church that brings in Jeremy is truly going to be inviting a praise and worship experience that is anointed and passionate. Some “bands” are a concert, these guys led us in an encounter with Jesus! Can’t wait to have them back!“
- Pastor Phillip Frantz (Freedom Center, Fenton, MI)
“Musicians are easy to find. Worship leaders are tougher to find. Finding both is incredibly rare. Jeremy and the guys exceeded our expectations in every way as they led our student ministry of 400 to the throne of Christ with a humble spirit and incredible giftedness.”
- Jim Gribnitz (Youth Staff, Park Cities Baptist Church)
“Jeremy Horn was a joy to have at GCCC through and through. Jeremy came in with humility, patience, and a great spirit. The ministry he offered was full of spiritual life and freedom. Jeremy and the band engaged the congregation, ushering them into the presence of God. Even though some of the music was slightly more contemporary than what our church was used to, the Spirit of the Lord was so evident as Jeremy lifted our hearts heavenword….and the people responded! As people, Jeremy and the band were men of God on and off of the platform. We have already decided, as a staff, that Jeremy Horn will be an annual (or more) staple at GCCC!“
- Rev. Brent Beesley (Pastor of Creative Arts at Gloucester County Community Church, NJ)