Sara Groves - Floodplain Audio Samples Available

Floodplain by Sara Groves

Cross Rhythms Rating: 10/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Pop, Album, Top Rated
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Critically acclaimed album from 2014 by the Minnesota-based singer/songwriter.

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  1. 1. This Cup
  2. 2. Expedition
  3. 3. Second Guess Girl
  4. 4. Floodplain
  5. 5. Enough
  6. 6. Native Tongue
  7. 7. I've Been Here Before
  8. 8. On Your Mark
  9. 9. I Feel The Love Between Us
  10. 10. Signal
  11. 11. Your Reality
  12. 12. My Dream
  13. 13. Expedition (Reprise)
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Down the years (this is Sara's ninth album) Cross Rhythms have praised the thoughtful, reflective and understated music of the Minnesota-based singer/songwriter. Now with this album, released in November 2014, Sara has reached a pinnacle of her art. 'Floodplain' is crammed full of the songwriter's craft. Take the title track, where an artfully nuanced metaphor suggest that people's hopes and dreams are often built on ground liable to flood with fear and uncertainty. And if that sounds a tad too dark a subject for some believers, try "Signal", a beautifully judged declaration of love for the Lord: "All the cliches about how much I love you are true/As big as the sky and up to the moon/A million-zillion, infinity-plus-one." On the album Groves worked with a bevy of producers -Brown Bannister, Steve Brewster, Scott Dente, Daniel Phelps and Matt Pierson, but rather than that giving the album a fragmentary feel there is a remarkable coherence on 'Floodplain' with a sound that is part pop rock and part folk (in fact the album made both Billboard's Folk and Top Rock Albums charts). There are few up-tempo moments here but on a song like "Second Guess Girl" the rapid guitar strumming and upbeat drumming stop the song from sounding languid while the lyrics skilfully depict a modern world where many seek wisdom on the Internet on which the best and worst of humanity dwells. My favourite track at the moment is the haunting opener "This Cup" written with another superb singer/songwriter, Ellie Holcomb. But wherever you explore you'll find music to stimulate the mind and enrich the soul.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 158981
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Sponge 696859309571
Items: 1
Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

Critically acclaimed album from 2014 by the Minnesota-based singer/songwriter.

Captures our yearning for authentic faith and the need to search for fresh water out of our desert experiences.

Presents deep new perspectives on universal experiences
Singer/Songwriter with a passion for justice and a heart for mercy

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The established singer/songwriter turns her attention to old hymns.

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The critically acclaimed singer/songwriter's fourth record label release.

For more information about Sara Groves, check the Sara Groves Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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