Nightlights is the third album from Jimmy Needham after his underappreciated 2006 debut Speak and his improved 2008 follow-up Without Love. Though he seems to be slowly building a following with each passing year, he’s still relatively unknown in Christian music.
For the uninitiated, Needham is essentially Christian music’s answer to Jason Mraz, Marc Broussard, and Kris Allen—organic pop with a some slight jazz and soul influences. To be clear, Needham isn’t quite as good as his comps, but he’s still good enough. Besides, the way things are going in Christian music these days, when a songwriter draws on the deep theological works of Charles Spurgeon and A.W. Tozer, that’s enough reason to take notice.