An Artistic Take on Christian Music Posted April 01, 2021 By GraceChaves_NRT, Staff Reviewer
What You Need To Know
Juniper Vale is the alias for independent pop artist Sarah Jane. Sarah is a trained opera singer, as well as a banjo player. In 2016 she started releasing monthly singles leading up to her debut album, Everything Is Color. Sarah's work is a multimedia project; she combines whimsical comic-book-inspired album artwork, alongside her incredible songs. Her album covers features her illustrated dopplegänger and her giant turtle companion, Senelala, giving her fans a unique listening experience. She's currently working on a brand new follow-up album to her 2018 release and is working alongside composer Avery Bright (U2, OneRepublic), as well as Christian singer/songwriter Jason Gray. Recently Sarah teamed up with Jason for her latest single, "Something True," which dropped on March 19.
What it Sounds Like
As soon as I heard Juniper Vale's new single with Jason Gray, I immediately fell in love with the song and the whimsical world that Sarah creates through her album covers and music videos. "Something True" really is such a beautiful single. With Sarah's stunning vocals and Jason's incredible harmonies–plus the beautiful instrumentation and production of this song, "Something True" is sure to become a hit. This is a song that you'll want to have on repeat and an artist that you don't want to miss out on. I've already listened to "Something True" multiple times, and I'm sure I'll listen to it many more.
This new single was birthed out of intense anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This song is comforting for anyone dealing with the stress that this past year has brought. "Something True" implies the fact that we all need love and a place where we're known and safe. Thankfully as Christians, we can find that in Jesus. He knows us, and He loves us so much. Luke 12:17 says that he knows the count of the hairs on our head. He knows us better than we know ourselves, and He is the "something true" that we need in our lives.
Overall, Sarah Jane of Juniper Vale and Jason Gray have released an inspiring and beautiful new song. I can't say enough good things about it! Her style is unique and is different from anything else that I've seen in Christian music before. I'm excited to see what's next for her (and for her giant turtle too, of course)! You can stream "Something True" now on Spotify and Apple Music.