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Sara Groves may give you a reason to believe

 Sara Groves may give you a reason to believe
Sara Groves may give you a reason to believe

Sara Groves may give you a reason to believe

Sara Groves is All Right Here with her new CD from Sponge Records. After her critically acclaimed debut, Conversations, Groves is back at the piano with an album she describes as a reflection of her entire life.

The granddaughter of a preacher and founder of six churches, Groves carries on her family legacy, spreading a Christian message through her lyrics and music.

All Right Here is easy listening with a pleasant folk-pop flavor that would place it under the genre of contemporary Christian music.

According to the CD cover, the opening song, “Less Like Scars,” is inspired by a line in the song “It Is Well” by Elaine Howard.

It recounts something that we’re all familiar with – a hard year. But rather than complaining, the lyrics shift to support a more optimistic perspective.

“Less like breakdown more like surrender / Less like haunting more like remember.”

And all the while, she observes a faithful God keeping the world together when things seem to fall apart in her hands, and the trials and tribulations seem “less like scars and more like character.”

Groves exercises her passion as a storyteller in the song “Maybe There’s A Loving God.”

The lyrics are those of a daughter confused and disillusioned, trying to make sense of the mess she calls life.

She searches for an answer and ponders the notion that perhaps there really is a someone who loves her unconditionally.

The borderline country title song takes a glimpse into Groves’s soul. She exhibits her heart for the world to see, showing that she’s “not God” but a “girl I confess that I don’t have a sea of forgetfulness.”

“All Right Here” is four minutes and 16 seconds of Groves telling her audience that she’s only human.

The album ends with Groves’ version of the worship favorite, “Jesus, You’re Beautiful.” She pays homage to the God she sings about and lives for.

All Right Here is in motion. The lyrics reflect the spirit of a woman who loves the Lord. The musicality is refined, easing the nerves of a stressed listener in five o’clock traffic.

The instrumentation scores a little low on the originality meter, however, reminiscent of Amy Grant’s work.

All Right Here is something worth looking into for the hungry hearted.

To find out more information about Sara Groves and her work, visit www.saragroves.com.

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