, the newest album from thought-provoking singer/songwriter Sara Groves
, will release on November 6
with FairTrade Services
. Groves produced the anticipated new effort in collaboration with Steve Brewster, Matt Pierson, Scott Dente, Daniel Phelps and Brown Bannister. This new album finds Groves leaning in as a songwriter, contemplating want and provision, personal struggles and empathy.
For Groves, this is a different chapter, a seasoned songwriter finding herself at a new place in her 18 year career – with a growing family, an ever growing role with International Justice Mission, a cause closest to her heart, and the community life of Art House North, a 100 year old church owned by the Groves in their neighborhood, life is full.
“One main idea that appears a few times on the record is reality and escape. Joy and sorrow, are both mixed in our cup, ” shares Groves. “We can see our reality as a burden and try to escape it, or we can drink our cup. Whether it is depression or poverty or caring for an aging parent, these challenges are realities of life. If I avoid the cup, I also miss joy and provision. If I drink it down, I will ‘taste and see that the Lord is good.'”