Word Label Group
Release Date: October 18th 2019
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
There have been quite a lot of posts on our site about Sarah Reeves. All throughout 2017 and 2018, Sarah released singles periodically, culminating in a full length album release called Easy Never Needed You. And as Sarah released songs maybe about a month apart, we reviewed each song. I think in that time Jon posted 10 reviews about Sarah Reeves. Each of them comprising of a similar introduction and each of them delving deep into who Sarah is as a person and as a woman of God. So it stands to reason that right now, as Sarah recently has readied her new single release of “Anxious” to the general public, that there doesn’t need to be much rehashing of old reviews. If you want, you can read about Sarah Reeves right here…and now that you’re all caught up, let’s dive into “Anxious” and see how this single compares to the rest of the songs on Easy Never Needed You.
“…this song is very raw and honest. I wrote it coming out of a season where I was experiencing anxiety more than ever before. I wasn’t planning on releasing it as my single. It felt too vulnerable and too different from anything I’ve ever released. After showing some friends and my team, I knew it was something I needed to put out in the world. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, just know that you are not alone. It doesn’t define you. I believe that you can and you will overcome this. It may be a process, but it’s time to come out of hiding and receive the healing and freedom that is available to you…”
Nothing much more needs to be said about “Anxious”. This laid back, vulnerable, emotional and personal song peels back the layers of Sarah’s anxiety that she has now shared with the world. Revealing a part of yourself to a lot of people is scary and at times extremely difficult, but in this song, Sarah has taken a leap of faith. The result is one of the most inspiring tracks she has ever recorded. So as I eagerly anticipate Sarah’s next project on Word Label Group, “Anxious” is a brilliant offering to tie me over until Sarah Reeves unveils her new full length project. A stellar song that is one of my favourites of 2019, there’s nothing much more I can say about this track. Actually, yes there is! Listen to this song right away, and be blessed and immersed in the lavishing and unending love of Jesus. Well done Sarah, and I can’t wait to hear what you have in store for us in 2020 and beyond!
RIYL: Steffany Gretzinger, Amanda Lindsey Cook, Bethel Music, The McClures, Passion, Delirious?