Sarah Reeves has music deep in her veins: her father is listed in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame as a result of his involvement in the game-changing Muscle Shoals music scene of the 1960s and 1970s.
Proud of, but far from content to rest in this musical legacy, Sarah is bringing her own fresh, colorful, and emotional musical approach to the fore as she is currently in the studio working on her Word Records debut album. The first song from the new project, "Nowhere," released in April.
"My inner artist has been battling with stereotypical artist expectations for years," Sarah shares. "I now know who I am and am confident in whom God created me to be. This musical direction is not typical, it's not safe -it's a new sound stirring inmy heart and mind."
A key moment of encouragement for Sarah came in the form of these sweet words from a friend who shared, "The opal is white or clear with many colors. It is not one color. It is its own gem, its own stone. The white or clear is a place of, and representative of, purity. Since the opal is pure, all of the different colors are showcased beautifully. God is going to showcase many colors in you -many different colors of beauty and creativity." Sarah has since embraced the opal as the symbol she wants to signify her music and art.
Reeves, a music industry pro in her own right, and formidable piano player, has written songs recorded by the likes of Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe and Natalie Grant, while developing a devoted group of nearly 100,000followers on YouTube who enjoy Sarah's cover versions of songs that have impacted her soul, resulting in over 17 million views from all over the world. Additionally, Sarah is a featured vocalist on Kirk Franklin's BET Awards-nominated song, "My World Needs You" (feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs, & Tamela Mann), from Kirk's album, Losing My Religion.
Sarah adds, "I have found such freedom and my soul has come alive more than ever while making this new music. I can't wait for the world to hear it."