After initially signing a record deal at 18, Sarah Reeves toured heavily for years before coming off the road for an indefinite hiatus to focus on songwriting — her first love. Thinking her career as a recording artist was over, Reeves poured herself into writing songs for others, including Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe and Natalie Grant. Her songs received film and TV placement, and her vocals found their way onto select recordings, including a feature on Kirk Franklin’s BET Awards-nominated track, “My World Needs You,”. In addition, she gradually cultivated a devoted following of more than 100,000 fans on YouTube who discovered her voice through a series of cover songs, garnering her nearly 20 million global views.
Somewhere between the glare of her former artist life and the stark behind-the-scenes respite of a songwriter’s reality, Reeves experienced a beneficial tension that forced her to reexamine her calling and gave her the courage to create fresh, original faire she, in turn, wanted to record for herself.
“My inner artist has been battling with stereotypical artist expectations for years,” Reeves reveals. “I now know who I am and am confident in who God created me to be.”