MIDNIGHT SUN, the latest project from Christian music favorite Sarah Kelly, has released through all major digital outlets, and in select retail outlets. Sarah Kelly enlisted several trusted friends to co-write several of the songs, including her worship leader husband Jonas Ekman, Jeremy Hunter (Taylor Swift, Jonny Lang), and Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay). Justin Knox (Colbie Caillat), Hunter and Dane came in to share the production credits, and Steve Mason from Jars of Clay even signed on to play on four of the album’s more rock-based songs.
A combination of rock riffs, love letters and straight ahead worship songs color the project, making MIDNIGHT SUN a bit tricky to truly classify in one single genre. Kelly was able to have complete freedom recording MIDNIGHT SUN, and wanted to create a true statement that life is a combination of emotions, struggles and hopes. The album’s first single, “Day and Night,” is Sarah Kelly’s personal testimony set to music. The single is currently going for adds at Christian radio.
“I think MIDNIGHT SUN is a good representation of the real me,” Sarah Kelly says. “I’m a woman who wants to talk about life, and for me that’s rock and relationships and that love for God that I just can’t contain.”
Over the past few years, Sarah Kelly has been transformed from a broken and bruised writer who felt that her voice was no longer worthy of her calling. She admits that much of this feeling was self-induced, and she had to regain her own ability to believe in the gifts that God has given her.
After spending time in Sweden, her second home, Sarah Kelly found her voice again. There, Sarah Kelly was able to renew her spirit, her calling, and return to The States happy, healthy and healed. Newly married, Sarah Kelly now leads worship regularly at Woodlands Church in Woodlands, TX, and spends much of her time training up a new generation of musicians and songwriters. –Christian Music Makers