"Broken Things", Sarah Reeves - CD Review & Interview
I like to listen to worship while reading and studying. It’s truly remarkable when an album is so good that I have to put my books down. I found this in the new release from Sarah Reeves' Broken Things. With 10 songs that last a little less than 45 minutes it gives you enough time to enjoy, but it’s short enough to cause you to want more.
I love tracks 2 and 3: “Mighty Wave” which leads right into “Spontaneous One”. "Mighty Wave" is such a soft and soothing track that it's easy to get swept away. (I am sorry about the pun.) Both are very simple tracks, but carry such weight. “Mighty Wave” is about getting lost deep within the depths of God.
I love the chorus, “So I'll pour my tears in the ocean. And I'll leave my pain by the shore. With Your mighty wave You'll sweep them away, till they are no more.” That is the heart of the song, being so lost in Jesus that people have to find Him to find you. The song leads into the first spontaneous track which is really an overflow of Sarah’s heart, about taking your cares, burdens, and weights and casting them aside and going before Him.
Sarah is a phenomenal piano player and it really shows in this album. Most of these songs are devotional worship as opposed to the traditional corporate worship. I love the refreshing nature of them. It’s like a cup of cool water for my soul in the midst of this hot summer.
“Spontaneous Two” is another amazing song. It begins with Sarah lightly flowing over the keys of her piano while lightly humming along. It’s a powerful song about how the Lord is dancing over us. It literally drips with the Love of the Lord. She is able to almost dance between the Love of God to us and our response of love back to him. It’s an intricate tango that really draws you into a deeper place of worship. It is not the kind of song you listen to lightly, but rather one that makes you lay out and just worship Him.
The final track on the album “Sweetest Name” is just amazing. There are probably dozens of worship songs written about the name of Jesus, but Sarah truly does it justice. That is a high compliment. She really honors and does justice to the name of Jesus. What other name is worth anything. It shows the beauty, the power, and the Glory of His name. It is with no reservations, my favorite song on the entire album. This is a song you need to hear.
Be sure to go get this album on iTunes or on SarahReeves.net!
-Review by Mathew Reams
Check out this clip from a recent interview Wisdom Moon, founder of All About Worship, did with Sarah. You can listen to the entire interview on the upcoming episode of the All About Worship Podcast.
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