STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 96440-17387 LABEL: Sarah Kelly 5031330593264 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2011-01-21 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Richard Smith
A positive return for rock worshiper Sarah Kelly, with an adventurous album which gives her total freedom to relate a story; her story of healing, restoration and empowerment with a strong belief of God having a unique plan and passion for all of us. 'Midnight Sun' is a combination of approaches, with some songs suitable for worship and others more performance orientated. The album starts with a powerful anthemic song, "Live Every Love Song" with orchestral sounds. "Day And Night" is Sarah's personal testimony in song, and she says that she believes this album is a good representation of the real her. Sarah found renewal and healing in Sweden, a country that experiences the midnight sun that gave the album its name. A percentage of the royalties from sales of the album go to charity, with Sarah stating "Music is for honoring God and bettering life. My prayer is that this album accomplishes this both musically and practically." I believe it does.
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Sarah Kelly has finally come into her own. She’s overcome an abusive relationship, a battered self-image and the belief that she had nothing left to offer to become the woman – and the artist – that God always intended her to be.
Back with her new album Midnight Sun it shows what she can do when given the freedom to record exactly what’s on her heart. “I’m a people pleaser, and in the past there was always someone I was trying to please when creating music,” Kelly explains. “This time I just let myself be myself, and it came from a very pure place because I didn’t have anyone looking over my shoulder.”