God is often perceived as a being who
watches the play of life from some lofty perch. The 12 original
songs on Sarah's second album lead to a discovery of the obvious
God who moves among us in everyday life. He is especially
present, Sarah suggests, in the people around us: ". . . In the
faces of our friends you are obvious. In the faces of our
friends you are clear. And through the hearts of those we love
you reach for us; In the faces of our friends, you are here."
Packed with nearly an hour of music,
Obvious is one of
the best contemporary Christian releases of the last two years.
Acoustic guitar, keyboards and subdued percussion mesh with
Sarah's lilting voice to form a delightful and original folk-pop
Sarah has been called a "contemporary troubadour" and a
"modern-day poet" for her lyrical melodies and poignant song
texts. The songs on Obvious show why. Drawing from Gospel
truths, ancient prayers and her own spiritual journey, Sarah
writes songs that uplift and convict, tickle and empathize, from
the humble admission of fear in "I'm Not Alone" and the
mystical, haunting petitions of "The Breastplate of St. Patrick"
to the humorous sarcasm and warning of "Any Road."
Intimate, heartfelt and inspiring,
Christian songwriting at its best.