Word Label Group
Release Date: April 7th 2017
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
Releasing her first brand new single in over 6 years, singer/songwriter and worship leader Sarah Reeves has had an interesting musical journey in the CCM industry of late. With her first EP Sweet Sweet Sound releasing in 2009 via Sparrow Records, followed by another EP (God Of The Impossible in 2010) and a full length album in Broken Things in 2011, there was radio silence for 6 years (aside from her frequent worship cover videos released on youtube!). But, as God has shown through artists like Rachael Lampa, Nichole Nordeman, Plumb, Audio Adrenaline, Britt Nicole and Mandisa; a time away from the spotlight does not mean the end of a career. This is evident in Sarah’s latest song “Nowhere”, dropping to all digital platforms today. Now signed to Word Label Group, Sarah is making the most of this new fresh start, having already been a featured artist on this year’s Winter Jam Tour, which wrapped this past week. Currently in the studio putting on the finishing touches for her new studio album, the writer of songs for artists like Kari Jobe and Jesus Culture; is set to wow us with her undying love and heart for Jesus, and her relevant, honest and poignant worship anthems. “Nowhere” is the first step on a new journey, so let’s see how this journey turns out to be.
Driven by synth and inspiring keys, Sarah’s voice is so angelic and beautiful to hear, as she eloquently reminds us that there isn’t anywhere we can run to, that God’s love won’t cover us. Comforting and uplifting, this song may sound cliché lyrically at times, however, is a joy to listen to, as the simplicity is needed for the ever true message of God always being with us, and never leaving us, to come through. Singing out that ‘…there’s nowhere that I can go, there’s nowhere that I can hide, when I feel like I’m alone, your love and my heart collide…’ across vibrant electronic remix effects, we are treated for a song sure to impact all who listen, and a song that will gain Sarah much deserving fans and followers, as we worship the Lord our Saviour.
As I eagerly anticipate Sarah’s debut Word Label Group album, “Nowhere” 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 2017, 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 2017!
3 songs to listen to: Not an EP or album, but you can and should listen to “Nowhere” at least 3 times, hopefully more!
RIYL: Moriah Peters, Plumb, Dara Maclean, Kerrie Roberts, Britt Nicole, Natalie Grant